Tom McNaughton#6390

Tom McNaughton

Solicitor, Baker McKenzie
Tom is Of Counsel in the London office's Pensions Practice Group.

Tom advises both pension scheme trustees and their sponsoring employers in various industries, with particular experience in relation to industry-wide schemes. He covers a variety of areas including advising in relation to pension scheme mergers, de-risking exercises, corporate transactions and re-organisations, scheme benefit redesigns and restructurings (including closures to accrual and other liability management exercises). He also advises on a number of contentious matters as part of the Pensions Department's pensions disputes practice.

Representative clients

Significant clients which Tom advises include the Trustee of the Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund, a large industry-wide scheme.

Recent maters on which Tom has advised include:
  • Advising the Trustee of the Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund on various de-risking and insurance transactions as part of its strategic journey planning.
  • Acting in relation to litigation regarding potential changes to the inflation linking of defined benefit pension obligations. 
  • Supporting a global technology firm on a strategic pensions consolidation exercise involving a one-time contribution of employer group shares through a bespoke funding vehicle.

Practice Area


  • Consulting Editorial Board

Qualified Year

  • 2009


  • Association of Pensions Lawyers—Education and Seminars Committee


  • BPP Law School—LPC (2007)
  • BPP Law School—GDL (2006)


  • University of Cambridge—MPhil (2005)
  • University of Cambridge—MA (2004)

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