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Angela Dimsdale Gill


Angela Dimsdale Gill

The leader of the pension litigation practice, Angela has conducted a number of landmark cases. She has a wide background of litigation in multiple jurisdictions and her claims experience includes confidential information, fraud, insolvency and breach of fiduciary duty. These days her industry focus is almost exclusively on pensions and professional liability. She is one of our lead partners in professional liability and has dealt with substantial claims of all kinds against pensions and other professionals.

In recent years Angela has been known for her work on the Pilots litigation which made new law on the meaning of 'employer' in pension legislation and the Nortel case, involving the pursuit and recovery of a £2bn deficit in proceedings in Europe and North America. In addition to her live cases, through the work of her committees, Angela has been personally involved in the promotion of procedural reform in relation to pension disputes; she has contributed to the drafting of the Chancery Guide on trust and pension-related proceedings and to the formulation of certain provisions of the Civil Procedure Rules.

She prepares and leads discussion forums for the Pension Litigation Committee of the Association of Pension Lawyers and has been a regular speaker at its annual conference for many years. She was a founder member of the Pension Litigation Court Users' Committee and now sits on the Court of Appeal users' Committee. Angela is top-ranked and recognized as a leading individual in all the directories. She is a solicitor-advocate, qualified to advocate in the higher Courts of England and Wales.

'a legendary figure”.

Legal 500 2010

Representative Experience

The PNPF Trust Company Ltd v Taylor and Others [2009] EWHC 1693 (Ch), and [2010] EWHC 1573 (Ch).

Bloom v The Pensions Regulator [2010] EWHC 3010 (Ch), and [2011] EWCA Civ 1124; Bloom v the Pension Regulator [2013] UKSC 52.

Granada Rental & Retail Ltd v Pensions Regulator [2014] Pens. L.R. 17.

ITV Plc & Ors v The Pensions Regulator & Anor [2015] EWCA Civ 228.

Harwich Haven Authority v PNPF Trust Co Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 1937

Granada Rental & Retail Ltd v Pensions Regulator [2014] UKUT 0175.

Education and admissions


  • University of Bristol
  • University of Oxford, Somerville College
  • University of Pennsylvania
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