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Burness Paull announces senior pensions hires

8 November 2013

Commercial law firm Burness Paull has announced the hire of two senior pensions lawyers, formerly with rival firm Brodies.

Martha Quinn joins the firm as a consultant and Mark Lindsay as a director in its pensions team.

Regarded as an innovator in her field, Ms Quinn has many years of City experience, having worked for Berwin Leighton Paisner, Norton Rose and Wragge & Co. Her recent focus has been on strategic reviews of pension provisions and product offerings.

Dual qualified in Scotland and England & Wales, Mr Lindsay was previously at City firms Slaughter & May and Stephenson Harwood. He has experience in general pensions advisory work for employers, members and trustees, and particular expertise dealing with Pensions Ombudsman and Financial Ombudsman service complaints and with the Pensions Regulator.

Sarah Phillips, partner and head of Burness Paull’s pensions team said: “These two senior appointments coincide with a period of significant growth for the Burness Paull pensions team. We have expanded in Aberdeen with instructions from high profile oil & gas clients and achieved further growth in advising on a string of asset backed funding, M&A/restructuring and banking transactions, pensions litigation, and general company and trustee pensions advice. Our trustee company, Burness Paull Pension Trustees Ltd, has seen its mandates double in the past year.”