National Head of Pensions
Martin is a very experienced practitioner who has been dealing with pension issues since the Maxwell Case (where he acted for the Mirror Group Pensioners successfully recovering lost funds).
He is the author of "Pensions Act 2004" (Oxford University Press) and a contributor to a number of publications including Sweet & Maxwell’s "Law of Pension Schemes" and Butterworths’ "Pension Law".
Martin leads the pension law team at Irwin Mitchell. He has worked extensively with pension trustees and/or sponsors on such matters as benefit review and de-risking recently.
In addition Martin leads product development in other areas of pension industry such as personal pension plans, excepted group plans and off-shore arrangements.
"Martin Jenkins, Lucy Herbert and Kate Byers. They are an extraordinary team capable of managing any pensions project requiring their input and advice. They have a nuanced way of dealing effectively with the different personalities of their clients to ‘read the room’ so they are helpful at all times. They are the only firm where I truly feel they never find problems to increase fee-time. But they do find all the hidden risks and highlight how they could be dealt with. I would highly recommend them." - Legal 500, 2023
‘Martin Jenkins and Lucy Herbert make a winning team for my clients. They are always available at short notice and have a nuanced and pragmatic approach to delivering advice.’ - Legal 500 2022
Chambers Legal Directory describes Martin as "skilled in the practical way of doing things" and "adopting an unfussy approach".