Ian Wright

Phone+44 20 3130 3417

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Practice Areas

  • Employment & Benefits
  • Pensions
  • Pensions Litigation
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Contact InfoTelephone: +44 20 3130 3417
Fax: +44 20 3130 8954
EducationUniversity of St. Andrews (M.A., Hons, Ancient History, 1995); University of Oxford, New College (M.St., Greek and Roman History, 1996); City University London (Diploma in Law, 1997); The College of Law, London (Diploma in Legal Practice, 1998)
Admitted2000, England and Wales


fellow, Pensions Management Institute

Full member, Association of Pension Lawyers

Principal examiner, Pensions Management Institute's Law & Constitution paper


He's a joy to work with. He's a very, very bright guy.

Chambers UK 2014

Ian Wright is a partner in London office of Mayer Brown's Employment and Benefits practice, focusing on pensions issues. He advises a range of trustees, sponsoring employers and pension providers on both contentious and non-contentious matters, including investment, funding and employer covenant issues. He has particular interest in the specific impact for pension schemes of other regulatory regimes, advising clients regulated by the FSA and Ofgem. In addition, Ian has extensive experience advising sellers, purchasers and trustees on the pensions aspects of many corporate transactions.

Recommended by the legal directories, Chambers UK 2014 notes that He's a joy to work with. He's a very, very bright guy. thorough and professional Ian is a bright and articulate lawyer with the ability to express matters in straightforward terms. (Chambers UK 2013); very bright and articulate (Legal 500 2013); incredibly good at explaining complex legal matters in layman's terms; he thinks on his feet and takes a very tense situation and calms it down (Chambers UK 2012). Adept at rising to the intellectual challenge (Legal 500 2012); he is good at problem solving.

Ian is a fellow of the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) and was for some years Principal Examiner of the PMI's Law and Constitution paper. He works regularly with Government departments in developing new pensions legislation (including pensions taxation and discrimination). Ian has published many articles on pensions issues and is a regular public speaker on pensions.


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Pensions Liberation - The Ombudsman Speaks at Last...
Jonathan Moody,Anna Rogers,Ian Wright, April 16, 2015
The Pensions Ombudsman has finally published the first three in a series of determinations dealing with complaints relating to pensions liberation. Eagerly awaited by the pensions industry, these determinations contain useful guidance for trustees on how to deal with transfer requests where they...

Charges Cap in Money Purchase Default Arrangements: Mapping and White-Labelling
Jonathan Moody,Ian Wright, April 14, 2015
The final version of the charges cap regulations were published last week and are due to come into force on 6 April. Broadly, they will impose a 0.75% cap on charges in money purchase default arrangements. But the regulations give an unexpectedly wide meaning to “default arrangement” in...

UK Pension Reforms - Spring 2015
Jonathan Moody,Ian Wright, April 13, 2015
Spring 2015 will see what the Government has described as “the most fundamental change to the way people access their pension savings in almost a century”. A range of new flexibilities will be introduced for DC benefits, as well as related changes to statutory transfer rights for all...

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Ian Wright

201 Bishopsgate
London EC2M 3AF

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