Mark heads the pensions team at Weightmans. He acts for private and public sector clients on a wide range of pensions law matters including risk reduction projects, amending scheme documentation, the resolution of pensions disputes and the pensions aspects of corporate transactions.
Mark has been described by the Legal 500 directory as "having a wealth of pensions experience" gained from over 20 years of pensions practice. He has previously worked in-house for a major pensions provider, gaining practical experience of scheme management and trusteeship.
Mark is a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute, a Chartered Insurance Practitioner and a full member of the Association of Pension Lawyers.
The Supreme Court has held that offering different survivors’ benefits to same-sex spouses than to different sex spouses is unlawful.
The Pensions Regulator’s new Defined Contribution (DC) Code of Practice came into effect on 28 July 2016, along with six guidance notes.
The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 enables same sex couples in England and Wales to marry. What effect will this have on pension schemes?
Mark Poulston comments on a recent determination by the Deputy Pensions Ombudsman that will have implications for many local authorities.