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Samantha Brown

Managing Partner of EPI (West)
Partner Head of Practice Regional Head of Practice

Sam's practice encompasses a wide range of pensions matters, advising corporates, trustees, providers and other pensions stakeholders.

Sam has extensive experience in the growing pensions buy out field and in the associated areas of benefit design and liability management, as well as on the pensions aspects of corporate activity. A member of our pensions litigation group, Sam also has particular expertise advising both claimants and defendants on High Court disputes and declaratory proceedings and on matters before the Pensions Ombudsman. Sam is listed in Chambers as one to watch in her field.


"Samantha Brown is an all-round legal star who is technically brilliant and possesses supreme commercial judgement. Sam goes the extra mile for her clients and is also a pleasure to work with." Legal 500 UK 2024

"Samantha is brilliant. She combines technical excellence with commercial awareness, and knows what the client wants and how to run litigation." Chambers UK 2024

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • Pension Insurance Corporation on a number of its transactions with pension scheme trustees, such as Cadbury, London Stock Exchange and Alliance Unichem, and including on the first all risk insurance structure to include future service liabilities
  • Multiple employers in relation to the closure of their defined benefit pension schemes to future accrual and the implementation of new benefit arrangements
  • EdF on the disposal of its UK networks business and the separation of its significant pension arrangements
  • an employer on the establishment of an asset backed funding structure in respect of its UK pension liabilities.