Caroline is a specialist pensions lawyer providing advice to employers and trustees on a wide variety of pensions law issues. Some of Caroline’s recent projects have involved complex benefit design changes and documentation of new benefit provisions. She recently advised the trustees of a significant pension scheme on the impact of its parent company de-merger and the Pensions Regulator’s clearance process.
Caroline acts as the dedicated “policy officer” for one of the UK’s largest private sector pension schemes, advising on how the scheme should respond and implement changes. She also runs Sackers’ half-day training course for new trustees.
Caroline has considerable experience in matters involving the Pension Protection Fund and project managed a scheme through a PPF assessment period.
She has a keen interest in DC schemes. Her experience includes:
- Advising on the setup and ongoing running of a Master Trust
- Winding up a large DC scheme
- Advising on DC policy developments
Caroline is an independent trustee and director of Independent Trustee Limited (ITL).
Memberships and Qualifications
Membership of professional bodies:
Association of Pension Lawyers (Full Member)
Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association
(Central London Group Member & DB Multi Employer Schemes Sub-Committee)
Society of Pension Professionals Legislation Committee
Qualified: 2003, England & Wales
Pensions experience since: 2003
Joined Sackers: 2004, Associate: 2008
Joined partnership/LLP: 2012
Employers: Hammonds (2001-2003)
University of Birmingham (1997-2000)
College of Law, London (2000-2001)
Degree: LLB Law and Politics
Extracurricular interests and activities:
Netball, yoga, music and cats.