Squire Sanders has expanded its pensions operation in Birmingham with the appointment of a new partner and associate.
Partner Helen Miles and associate Craig Thomas have joined the Birmingham office of Squire Sanders from DLA Piper.
The appointments follow the news Squire Sanders has again received a UK national accolade for its pensions advisory work, with the team awarded Pensions Law Firm 2012 in the Pension and Investment Provider Awards.
Ian Forrest, head of pensions at Squire Sanders in Birmingham, commented: “We’re delighted with the award and with the fact that our work for clients and our efforts to innovate and invest continue to attract external recognition of this kind. Ours is a practice that doesn’t sit still – we look for every opportunity to improve client service and grow and build as a team. In this spirit we are very pleased to welcome Helen and Craig to the team. They are experienced pensions specialists widely recognized for their expertise, technical ability and commercial sense and are a perfect fit with our existing team.”
Ms Miles was head of pensions at DLA Piper in Birmingham for more than 11 years, and is an expert on the operation of pension schemes, and pensions aspects of corporate transfers, acquisitions and outsourcing.