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Wills joined the firm in February 2020 from Eversheds Sutherland where he completed his training contract and specialised in pensions for several years. Prior to this, Wills was an insolvency adviser for a debt management charity. He is also a trustee of several charities.
Wills advises on all aspects of pensions law and has experience of acting on a range of private and public sector matters. Wills' has experience across a wide range of sectors including aerospace, diversified industrials, rail, electricity, local government, education and charities.
Examples of his work include: drafting various scheme documentation including new trust deed and rules; advising employers on historic equalisation and execution issues; delivering client training; advising on scheme mergers; advising on closure to accrual projects; and drafting documentation and assisting on a regulated apportionment arrangement and several flexible apportionment arrangements. Wills also has experience advising on and drafting documents in relation to public and third-sector schemes including the Local Government Pension Scheme, Teachers' Pension Scheme and the NHS Pension Scheme.
Wills is an active committee member of the North East Association of Pension Lawyers (NEAPL) and a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers (APL).