More About the Author
David Pollard is a solicitor and consultant in the London office of law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, having been a partner for 25 years until the end of April 2015. He specialises in advising on pensions and employment law.
He advised companies on issues ranging from the setting up and funding of pension schemes to the impact of corporate transactions. He also acted for trustees, advising them on company proposals, disputes, and queries from pension scheme members.
His technical excellence and ability to communicate complex issues have made him a renowned author on pensions law. In 2013 he published the 5th edition of the industry bible: "Corporate Insolvency: Employment and Pension Rights" (Bloomsbury Professional), together with the first edition of "The Law of Pension Trusts" (OUP).
He co-edited the books "Freshfields on Corporate Pensions Law" 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, written by the Freshfields London pensions team.
He has also contributed to and edited other books, and is co-editor of the quarterly journal Trust Law International.
'David Pollard is described by sources as one of the most eminent pensions lawyers around.'
Chambers UK 2011
'David Pollard has a complete grasp of the complex regulatory framework underpinning UK pension provision, and the ability to translate said complexities to clients in a clear, authoritative but nevertheless pragmatic manner.'
The Legal 500 2011
Sources have "huge respect for David Pollard; you have to admire him, he's an excellent lawyer" and "really stands out as a go-to guy who is regarded nationally as a leading authority."
Chambers UK 2012
Chair of the Association of Pension Lawyers, 2001 to 2003.
Former vice-chair of the Industrial Law Society.
Awarded the Association of Pension Lawyers' Wallace Medal in 1998 for excellence in communicating pensions issues.
Career to date
David joined Freshfields in 1982 and was a partner from 1990 to 2015. David worked for the firm in Singapore for three years in the 1980s.
Qualifications and education
Solicitor: England and Wales, and Hong Kong.
MA, St John's College, Cambridge.