Michael Lawson FIA


Michael advises both trustees and sponsors of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes, and has a wide range of consulting experience in relation to scheme funding, corporate accounting, scheme mergers, liability management, governance, and member communications.

His main specialisms are advising pension scheme trustees on all aspects of their DB plans, and advising employers on pension scheme management from a corporate perspective.

Michael advises trustee and corporate clients of all sizes, with his clients ranging from £25 million to over £200 million.

Significant experience:

  • advice to trustee and corporate clients on scheme funding and other related matters
  • advice to employers on accounting issues
  • advice to employers on de-risking exercises
  • advice to trustees on pension scheme mergers
  • advice to trustees on governance arrangements and responsibilities

Other expertise:

Michael is Barnett Waddingham’s nominated Continuing Professional Development (CPD) co-ordinator, and acts as the firm’s point of contact for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries on CPD matters.