The Pensions’ Minefield Uncovered

13 Oct 2023

Location: 12:00-1:00 pm UK Time Virtual Event (Zoom)
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The Pensions’ Minefield Uncovered


George Mathieson is well-known to most family lawyers as the “go to” expert of all things regarding pensions on divorce.  He has written many thousands of expert witness reports, been involved in multiple cases of alleged negligence against family lawyers where pensions are involved (acting for defendant lawyers only) and written/had published countless articles in legal journals.  He has also spoken at numerous legal events on pensions and divorce, where his ability to explain, in simple terms, knotty pensions issues in a humorous way, keeps him constantly in demand as a speaker.

The subjects George will cover include:

  • current position on McCloud;
  • implications of pension CEV volatility and how to avoid having a vexatious client;
  • Galbraith Tables;
  • practical top tips to ensure your client gets best chance of a good outcome, using real cases; and
  • recent case law.

Equally, George is very happy to go off at any tangent and cover any subjects which may be of particular interest to the attendees.

George Mathieson
Professional Relations Manager
RBC Brewin Dolphin

George Mathieson founded Mathieson Consulting Ltd (MCL) in 2007, as a company specialising in the provision of expert witness reports in the field of pensions and divorce and has personally written c. 3,500 such reports. He was a founder of the Pension Advisory Group, which was a multi-disciplinary body of lawyers, judges, actuaries, financial advisers, and academics, which produced the seminal work on how pensions should be dealt with within divorce proceedings and has now been adopted by Courts across England and Wales as “best practice.”

His current role is as a Consultant for MCL, and Divisional Director for MCL’s parent company, RBC Brewin Dolphin, where his responsibilities include being actively involved with lawyers advising them how a divorce settlement (pertaining to pensions) may be best constructed to the benefit of their client. 

George Mathieson
George Mathieson Professional Relations Manager
RBC Brewin Dolphin
Rhys Taylor
The 36 Group

Rhys Taylor
Rhys Taylor Barrister
The 36 Group
Sarfraz Ali
Senior Associate

Saf is a senior associate in the family team at Withers.

He advises clients on all aspects of family law, with a particular focus on complex financial disputes arising out of divorce, civil partnership dissolution and the separation of cohabiting couples, often with an international element. He also has a particular interest in the drafting and negotiation of cross-border pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

Saf has written for a number of publications on a wide variety of family law issues, including The Independent, The Family Law Journal and AIAF Magazine. He sits on the National Committee for YRes and he has been named as an 'Associate to Watch' by Chambers HNW/UHNW (2023) and as a 'Rising Star' by Legal 500 (2024).

Sarfraz Ali
Sarfraz Ali Senior Associate


11:55 am
Audience Log On
12:00 pm
Chair's Opening Remarks
12:05 pm
The Pensions' Minefield Uncovered
George Mathieson - Professional Relations Manager - RBC Brewin Dolphin
Rhys Taylor - Barrister - The 36 Group
Sarfraz Ali - Senior Associate - Withers
12:45 pm
Panel Q&A
1:00 pm
Chair's Closing Remarks

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