Commercial Property News
06 December, 2017
Leading law firm Forbes Solicitors has enhanced its work in the pensions sector by joining the
Association of Member-Directed Pension Schemes (AMPS).
AMPS is a body which represents the SIPP (Self-Invested Personal Pension) and SSAS (Small Self-Administered Pension Schemes) industry and comprises pension scheme administrators, IFAs, banks and law firms.
It seeks to represent the industry as a whole to bodies such as HMRC and the Treasury on issues which directly impact upon the industry, and keep members updated on the latest developments in the area through conferences, training and newsletters.
AMPS has more than 150 member firms representing many parts of the member-directed pensions industry, including SIPP operators, SSAS practitioners, pension lawyers, banks, investment houses and software developers.
Forbes has a dedicated SIPP and SSAS Group based at its Blackburn and Preston offices acting for various sizes of pension scheme administrators throughout the North West.
It has developed specialist expertise and efficient systems in a wide range of SIPP & SSAS related topics for almost 10 years to assist its established pension scheme administrator clients and also individual clients working with a scheme administrator on a one-off basis.
Head of Forbes SIPP and SSAS Group Adam Bromley said: "We pride ourselves on the practical working relationship that we create between the member trustee and their financial advisers and chosen scheme administrator.
"This ensures that a cost effective and efficient service is always provided allowing each transaction to proceed as quickly and as smoothly as possible.
"AMPS is run by a committee, elected by the membership and amongst its varied duties, the committee makes representations on behalf of the member-directed pensions industry to bodies such as HM Revenue & Customs, Financial Conduct Authority, HM Treasury and the Department for Work and Pensions.
"We are delighted to be a part of such an important and influential body."
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Brilliant, supportive, anything I didn't understand was explained, very tolerant
Thank you sincerely for the excellent service you have given us. Since finding Forbes via an internet search it was obvious you are amongst the top few in your specialist SIPPs field.
Brian and Martin Appleton
The 'proactive, commercial and knowledgeable' team at Forbes Solicitors is 'keen to ensure the client understands what's happening, and steers it down the right lines'.
Legal 500 2015
I have worked with Adam Bromley over the last 18 months on a number of matters. I have found him to be professional, friendly, personable and highly-skilled in the field of commercial property
Banks Wealth Management Ltd
It's a One Stop Shop as a legal entity, whatever problem we've got you've got someone to come and advise us or fix it
The Northcote Group
We have always found Forbes to be approachable and helpful and we look forward to a continuing professional relationship
Child Action Northwest
It's always nice to know that when you have some work to be carried out, it will be done in a professional and friendly way