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Claire Ryan is Legal Director at The Pensions Ombudsman and also a member of the Operational Executive and the Corporate Board.

Claire leads the Legal Team (which combines technical pensions specialists) which advises on jurisdiction, casework, litigation, policy and pensions legislation. She joined The Pensions Ombudsman in November 1999 as a lawyer and then moved to Head of Legal before being appointed as Legal Director in February 2016.

Prior to joining The Pensions Ombudsman, Claire trained as a solicitor at Nabarro’s (now CMS) and then went to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to work in the employment pensions and benefits department where she primarily specialised in pensions law.

Claire is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers and regularly presents and gives talks on pension law issues and the work of The Pensions Ombudsman.

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