About Us

 

About Us

We are a small team of highly qualified professionals who together have the knowledge and experience required to produce your Expert Witness Reports to the highest standard.

George Mathieson, our founding director has a background in Commercial and Private  banking, pension planning for high net worth clients as well as pension planning for corporate bodies. He has been a director of a pension trustee company and Independent Financial Adviser. This gives George the experience to deal with complex pension issues in a practical way. Often, thinking ‘outside the box’ is required to come to a practical solution particular in cases involving overseas pensions, UURBS, FURBS and self administered schemes. This is where George comes into his own always providing a solution which can work in practice.

George is supported by two qualified, professional, and highly experienced pension’s actuaries who ensure that the reports produced are actuarially accurate, and technically correct, on every occasion.

The administration team also have plenty of experience of working in defined benefit pension administration which again provides much needed insight and expertise in dealing with third party scheme administrators. This experience is often critical if Reports are to be delivered on time.

Together we make an efficient, client friendly, multi skilled team!

Our Approach

Our aim is to provide expert, professional advice in an easy to understand format in straightforward plain English.

At all times we are looking to provide a first class service whilst being both friendly and approachable.

We regularly get thanked for the clarity and completeness of our reports which we continually strive to improve to meet the different needs of our wide base of clients

To paraphrase the oft quoted “Don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions.”

“Bring us your or your clients’ problems and we will provide solutions which are actuarially correct, practical, sometimes imaginative, and hopefully easy to understand.”

Mathieson Consulting Ltd specialises in the provision of Expert Witness Services for Lawyers and the Courts, in pensions and other areas of actuarial work.

The Experts in Pensions and Divorce.  

Pensions can be extraordinarily complicated. In divorce situations their values can, shall we say, be contentious and how they are to be divided often problematic. Combining Actuarial Expertise and a huge amount of Experience we offer Practical Solutions, explained in Clear English, to simplify potentially complex issues.

“If I had one hour to save the world, I would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem and only five minutes finding the solution.”

– Albert Einstein (allegedly)

Given a schedule of pensions, we do not rush headlong into calculating a solution. Instead, we first consider the issues, investigate the quirks of each pension and define what the parties wish to achieve. Only once we have clearly defined the problem, do we get out our calculators and open up Excel.

George and his team of Actuaries are ably supported by a team of experienced, conscientious, and proficient back office staff. George is always delighted to speak to Lawyers to discuss a case with them (if the subject switches to Cricket or the latest Pink Floyd album, so much the better) and his team are all incredibly approachable and will keep you up to date with the progress of a case.

At the final hearing District Judge D….. praised the report as being comprehensive and easy to understand.” 

– Katherine Rayden, Rayden Solicitors, of a Single Joint Expert report.

“For many, if not most, divorcing couples, the pension assets will be the most valuable asset that they have after their matrimonial home. Whilst hours can be taken arguing over the value of the home, and thousands spent on expert valuations, all too often little or no attention is paid to the pensions issue other than obtaining a basic CETV. That figure is often misleading or incorrectly calculated. I would suggest that in any case where pensions are a substantial asset, expert advice is taken. I know of no one better able to provide that advice and to think creatively about how to get the most out of the pension pot than George Mathieson.”

– Nicholas Francis QC, Head of 29 Bedford Row Chambers

 

For actuarially correct, practical and easy to understand solutions from the experts in Pensions and Divorce please contact George and the team today.

Testimonials

“Once again, many thanks indeed for your impressive report and most particularly for the swift delivery.”
Stephanie Calthrop-Owen, Partner Morrisons Solicitors LLP and Head of Family Department. 


“Grateful thanks to the report writer. Even though information was received by Mathiesons at the last minute, we have still received your report in time for the FDR, as promised. Excellent service as always.”
Marion Stokes, FCILEx, Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer & Commissioner for Oaths, Family Department, Standley & Co Solicitors. 


“George is without doubt a leading pensions expert in the West Midlands area. He is practical, pro-active and extremely personable with clients and is a regular first choice for the Mills & Reeve Family team.”
Marc Saunderson, Partner Mills & Reeve LLP and Head of Birmingham Family Team. 


“For many, if not most, divorcing couples, the pension assets will be the most valuable asset that they have after their matrimonial home. Whilst hours can be taken arguing over the value of the home, and thousands spent on expert valuations, all too often little or no attention is paid to the pensions issue other than obtaining a basic CETV. That figure is often misleading or incorrectly calculated. I would suggest that in any case where pensions are a substantial asset, expert advice is taken. I know of no one better able to provide that advice and to think creatively about how to get the most out of the pension pot than George Mathieson.”
Nicholas Francis QC, Head of 29 Bedford Row Chambers


“My team has regularly instructed George as a joint pension expert in Ancillary Relief cases. His detailed and expert knowledge of this complex area is invaluable and he demonstrates a real passion for his work, which is reflected in the quality of his advice. I have no hesitation in recommending George to anyone.”
Phillip Barnsley, Partner and Head of Family Law, Higgs & Sons 


Katherine Rayden from Rayden Solicitors wrote in respect of a Single Joint Expert report, “At the final hearing District Judge D….. praised the report as being comprehensive and easy to understand.”