James Rickards


James represents Law Debenture across a number of different schemes both as Chair, co-trustee and as Corporate Sole Trustee. His clients include financial institutions, government agencies and well-known names in engineering and retail.

James’ background as a pensions lawyer (he practiced as a barrister at the Pensions Bar and as a lawyer at the Pensions Regulator) gives him a strong communication and analytical skill set. In particular, he enjoys working collaboratively with fellow trustees, sponsors and advisers and reducing the complex into the simple.

His current appointments (that include off-shore schemes) are busy in terms of de-risking and associated insurance transactions. He is also sought after for his experience of litigation, regulatory issues and general governance. He holds an LLM in Commercial Law from the London School of Economics.

Away from work, James enjoys running around after his two children, wine, cooking, kitesurfing and motorbikes.


I've been hugely impressed not only with how quickly he's got up to speed with the scheme, but also the gravitas he brings, his fresh perspectives on the issues at hand, and how well he's aligned with the other trustees and advisors.”

Stuart Langan - Chief Operating Officer, Group People & Productivity · Lloyds Banking Group


“I was very impressed with James. He will undoubtedly be a great asset for us”.

Chris Surch – Chair of TI Group Pension Scheme