Steven Hull Partner


Steven is a partner in the firm’s Pension's team.

Steven Hull is a well-known, highly respected and popular pensions lawyer who has operated successfully in the London pensions market for over 35 years. Steven joins us from the pensions team at Eversheds Sutherland prior to which he led the pensions teams at city firm Ashurst. Steven graduated in Law from Liverpool University, joining Nabarro Nathanson in 1987, becoming a partner in 1997. Steven has significant US experience, having been seconded to the New York office of a large US firm for 2 years and establishing the UK pensions practice of US firm McDermott, Will & Emery, which he led for over 5 years.

Steven is a full member of the Association of Pensions Lawyers, represents Burges Salmon as a Council member of the Society of Pensions Professionals, and is a member of the Pensions Management Institute. He is APMI qualified and holds the Association of Pension Trustees Certificate of Professional Trusteeship.

Steven’s practice base is broad, advising sponsoring employers and trustees on the full range of legal issues facing schemes from under £50 million to over £6 billion.


Advising the GE Pension Plan on all legal aspects including a substantial plan split on a de-merger of the worldwide corporate group.

Advising Hewlett Packard on complex scheme funding negotiations and the pensions aspects of the sale of substantial division and transfer of pension liabilities

Advising DXC on a complex bulk transfer of surplus to fund the deficit of another group scheme and a wide range of related pensions issues

Advising the Smiths Group on a wide range of issues facing their two substantial defined benefit pension schemes, including scheme funding, pension increases, historic liability issues and scheme funding negotiations

Advising the Docklands Light Railway Pension Scheme on all legal aspects affecting the scheme, including scheme funding negotiations and benefit liability issues