Date: 03/06/2020
Author: Brabners
Company: Brabners

Independent law firm Brabners has appointed a new partner to its pensions team as that practice group continues to experience significant revenue growth.

Caroline Curran joins from PwC’s Manchester office where she was a director and head of pensions legal in the North as part of PwC’s 15-strong national pensions legal team. Prior to that she spent nine years in the pensions practice at Eversheds Sutherland.

The appointment comes as Brabners seeks to maintain the strong growth of its pensions practice. The team, headed up by partner Ian Mylrea, increased fee income by 85% over the two-year period ending March 2020.

Nik White, managing partner at Brabners, said: “Caroline is a vastly experienced lawyer and will be crucial to the continued growth of our pensions practice. The team has gone from strength to strength recently, demonstrating the breadth of our offering by referring work into our corporate, commercial, litigation and property practice groups.

“The outbreak of Covid-19 has caused major challenges for many businesses and there is increased demand for a number of our service lines as a result. I have no doubt that Caroline’s expertise in helping businesses and pension trustees manage their pension schemes will be invaluable in the coming months.”

Caroline Curran, partner at Brabners, said: “Brabners’ pensions practice has made great strides in just a few short years and it’s a privilege to be welcomed into a team with such significant potential.

“We’ve seen the challenges of an ageing population and, consequently, expanding pension liabilities come to a head for a number of high-profile firms in recent years. In the face of a new crisis, an effectively managed pensions scheme remains essential for businesses looking to support their people and ensure financial resilience.”

Brabners’ pensions practice launched in 2014. Major brands including Panasonic, Fujifilm and The Very Group are among its list of clients.