Richard MacDonald

Senior Associate

Richard provides legal advice to the trustees and employers of occupational pension schemes on a variety of matters including buy-ins, apportionment arrangements, scheme mergers, wind-ups, pension freedoms and auto-enrolment.

His work covers the private, public and third sectors. Richard’s broad range of experience also includes work undertaken on behalf of our professional trustee company, MacRoberts Trustees Limited, and helping trustees to manage both the operational and strategic aspects of running an occupational pension scheme.  Richard is a full member of the Association of Pension Lawyers, and holds a Retirement Provision Certificate from the Pensions Management Institute. He is also a member of the Leaders Network of the 2050 Climate Group, having completed the charity’s Young Leaders Development Programme in 2018. In addition, Richard is a key member of the firm's Environment Committee, driving forward the firm's commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our business. Richard is ranked as an Associate to Watch for Pensions in the 2024 edition of Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession.

Richard continues to do a fantastic job and deliver high-quality and straightforward advice.

Chambers and Partners

Richard is very good to work with, good on detail and he provides great support.

Chambers and Partners

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Richard Macdonald

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