Previously a pensions lawyer, Steve has provided independent/professional trustee services for over 20 years. When Steve decided to leave his role as Partner at international law firm Squire Patton Boggs, he was professional trustee to 15 schemes. Each of those schemes followed Steve into his trustee company, Steve Southern Trustee Services Limited (acquired by 20-20 Trustees in November 2020), reflecting their considerable confidence in the services provided.
Steve acts as Chair, co-trustee and sole trustee across a number of schemes. Steve has a wide-ranging experience of pension issues including journey planning, scheme mergers, member communication and options strategies, funding negotiations (including pension regulator negotiations), asset back funding and much more.