Bethan Rowlands

Senior associate


Beth advises trustees and employers on a wide range of pensions matters for both DB and DC schemes. She works with clients across a number of industries and sectors and her pension practice encompasses advisory work, drafting pension scheme documentation and handling discrete projects.

Beth’s recent experience includes:

  • Training trustee boards on regulation and compliance
  • Advising on a number of liability management exercises such as PIEs and ETVs
  • Advising on the closure of final salary pension schemes to future accrual
  • Assisting with benefit rectification exercises, including changes resulting from GMP reconciliation and GMP equalisation
  • Advising on the interpretation of and changes to scheme rules, including consolidating rule amendments
  • Advising on the operation of section 75 and ways to manage debts (including drafting flexible apportionment arrangements)
  • Reviewing DC SIPs and Chair Statements
  • Advising on transfers to DC master trusts.

Memberships and Qualifications

Membership of professional bodies:

Association of Pension Lawyers (Associate Member)

Career history

Qualified: 2017, England and Wales

Pensions experience since: 2016

Joined Sackers: 2022

Employers: Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (2020-2022)

Gowling WLG (UK) LLP (2015-2019)

Academic history


Warwick University (2010- 2014)
University of Law (2014-2015)


Legal Practice Course

Further Information

I love live music, going to the theatre and trying different restaurants/cuisines. I also enjoy travelling, swimming and cooking.