Duncan Buchanan

Duncan Buchanan


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 2323

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Duncan Buchanan is pragmatic, commercial and goes the extra mile for his clients

Legal 500, 2020

Duncan Buchanan is recognised as a leading individual in both the Legal 500 and Chambers directories. After qualifying as a solicitor in 1990, Duncan realised he had a passion for pensions, which he has concentrated on since 1992. His wealth of experience is second to none and he has been an asset since he joined us as a partner in 2006.

Duncan is a former President of the Society of Pension Professionals and sits on the main committee of the Association of Pension Lawyers. Duncan is a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute.

Awards and recognitions


Hall of Fame, Pensions
Legal 500


Chambers UK

Education and admissions


LL.B., University of Wales, Cardiff


Former President of the Society of Pension Professionals

Main Committee Member of the Association of Pension Lawyers

Fellow of the Pension Management Institute

Related practices


Representative experience

Advising employers and trustees on the general operations of their occupational pension schemes.

Acting for both employers and trustees in establishing Asset Backed Contribution structures and escrow accounts.

Establishing overseas QROPS and QNUPS for professional trustee clients.

Advising on international pension plans for mobile and non domiciled employees.

Setting up and acting for the trustees of two master trusts which are used by non-associated employers for automatic enrolment.

Working with employers to implement pension salary sacrifice arrangements and compliance with automatic enrolment.

Working with both employers and trustees on benefit redesign issues, including closing defined benefit schemes to future accrual.

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