Jonathan Moody: Lawyer with Mayer Brown International LLP

Jonathan Moody

Phone+44 20 3130 3042

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Practice Areas

  • Employment & Benefits
  • Pensions
Contact InfoTelephone: +44 20 3130 3042
Fax: +44 20 3130 8954
EducationWinchester College (1978); Williams College (1978); University of Cambridge (1982); Common Professional Examination (1991); London Guildhall University (Law Society Finals, 1992)
Admitted1995, England and Wales

•Legal adviser at the Community House Information Centre, Paddington 1992-95
•Territorial Army 1988-91
•Chairman, Association of Pension Lawyers' Legislative and Parliamentary Committee (2014)
•Member, Legislative and Parliamentary Subcommittee of the Association of Pension Lawyers (2003-2014) and Secretary (2005-2013)
•Pro bono adviser to the Employers' Forum on Age Discrimination legislation (2003-2006)
•Co-author of PLC Magazine's monthly pensions bulletin


an amazing pensions lawyer and one of the cleverest men you'll ever meet.

Chambers UK 2015 Jonathan Moody advises clients on all aspects of pensions law.

Consistently ranked as a key individual by Chambers UK, he has a good grasp of the most complex aspects of pensions legislation, according to sources. He is an absolutely first-rate pensions lawyer who is an innovative thinker, provides good clear advice both in writing and in meetings and has the confidence of the trustees (Chambers UK 2013); a real technician who is always at the leading edge. (Chambers UK 2012). Clients hail him for knowing exactly what is going on and for his pragmatic approach that helps clients to work with the law (2008). A first class lawyer who brings a sensible, commercial view to matters and works selflessly, exploring all the options and coming back with solutions for the client (2007).

Jonathan joined the London office of Mayer Brown in 2000 and was appointed partner in 2003. Between 1995 and 2000, he worked for another prominent UK law firm, and earlier held research and business positions in London and Cambridge. Jonathan chairs the Legislative and Parliamentary Committee of the Association of Pension Lawyers, and since 2003 has led its work on tax, discrimination and many other areas of pensions law.


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DC Pensions Flexibility: Government Consultation Response Published
Jonathan Moody,Anna Rogers,Ian Wright, July 22, 2014
In the 2014 Budget, the Government announced what it called “the most fundamental reform to the way people access their pensions in almost a century”. The most significant change announced was that, from April 2015, members with money purchase or cash balance rights would be able to...

Including Commission in Holiday Pay - The Pensions Implications
Jonathan Moody,Ian Wright, June 11, 2014
The Court of Justice of the European Union has recently decided that where a worker has a contractual right to commission that is calculated by reference to sales achieved by the worker, the statutory holiday pay paid to the worker must take into account that commission. In other words, employers...

The Definition of “Money Purchase Benefits”: A Brave New World?
Jonathan Moody, June 4, 2014
The Department for Work and Pensions (the “DWP”) has published the long-awaited final version of the regulations implementing the new statutory definition of “money purchase benefits”. The finalised regulations will require trustees to revisit past decisions in far fewer...
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Jonathan Moody

201 Bishopsgate
London EC2M 3AF

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