Mark Ridler

Legal Director, Hill Dickinson
Mark is a legal director at Hill Dickinson. He qualified as a solicitor in 1986 and, after initially specialising as a corporate lawyer, has advised pension scheme trustees and corporate clients for over 20 years on a wide range of pension matters, including: resolving historic errors in pension documentation; drafting and updating pension scheme documentation; the pensions aspects of corporate transactions and restructuring; the closure, wind up and merger of pension schemes; Pensions Regulator proceedings; the Local Government Pension Scheme; fiduciary management agreements; and auto-enrolment.

Chambers 2013 says that Mark is noted for his wide-ranging experience of pensions law and that one peer states: "He's technically very able" and clients have noted in Chambers that Mark offers “good, strong, pragmatic” advice.
Contributed to


Reviewing and negotiating pension buy-in and buy-out policies
Practice Note

This Practice Note summarises a typical pension buy-in/buy-out process and then considers the content of the quotation and the policy terms and conditions, including benefits and alterations to benefits, payments and adjustments, data cleansing, scheme administration during the buy-in period, issuing personal policies at the buy-out stage, warranties and indemnities, trustee liability, cancellation and termination, and data protection.

The recovery of section 75 debts in practice
Practice Note

This Practice Note looks at matters that trustees should consider in the recovery of a section 75 debt/employer debt/statutory debt, including the process for calculating and claiming a section 75 debt, its enforcement, how interest may be recovered on late payment, dealing with a shortfall in the recovery of the section 75 debt and the issue of statutory discharges for trustees when the debt is paid.

Practice areas


  • Association of Pension Lawyers
  • National Association of Pension Funds (Treasurer, Yorkshire Group)


  • Contributing Author

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