I am a specialist pensions lawyer and advise employers, trustees and insurers on all aspects of pensions law, including defined benefit valuation negotiations, governance, regulatory changes and pension scheme taxation.
My practice relates to a broad range of issues for DB schemes, while also advising on collective defined contribution schemes, matters affecting DC schemes and pensions tax. I always aim to give practical and commercial advice, particularly in relation to complex and technical legal areas.
Before joining Sackers I was a Lead Lawyer at the Pensions Regulator. At TPR I was involved with a variety of cases from the enforcement of TPR’s moral hazard powers, to DB scheme valuations, to governance issues for DC schemes. In addition, I advised on the development of occupational pensions policy and regulatory strategy. I have also been Head of Private Pensions Policy at HM Treasury, where my focus was defined benefit and pensions tax policy. I worked closely with DWP on the development of occupational pensions policy and with HMRC on the drafting of Finance Bills and other legislation. I am keen to use my regulatory and government experience to assist both trustees and employers to navigate their way through the ever-increasing web of pensions regulation.
I am a member of the Legislative & Parliamentary Committee of the Association of Pension Lawyers.
Qualified: 2010, England and Wales
Joined Sackers: 2023