I have over 19 years’ experience advising trustee and employer clients on a wide range of pensions issues for both DC and DB schemes. I also have experience of advising insurance companies on their pension products. I lead the Sackers DB consolidation team and have a particular interest in DB and DC consolidation. I sat on the Association of Pension Lawyers’ Legislative and Parliamentary committee for three years, during which time I contributed to the APL’s work commenting on the draft master trust legislation and various aspects of liaison with HMRC regarding tax problems.

Recent experience

  • advising on buy-ins and buy-outs
  • advising a DB trustee client on an investigation by TPR into the approach taken to its actuarial valuation and potential regulatory action
  • advising on bulk transfers to DC and DB master trusts
  • advising DC master trusts on aspects of the authorisation process and their interaction with the Pensions Regulator on this, as well as on subsequent supervision by the Pensions Regulator
  • providing ongoing advice to a large industry-wide non-associated multi-employer scheme
  • advising schemes on GMP equalisation projects, both conversion and dual records methods
  • advising on tax issues for pension schemes.

Qualified: 2004, England and Wales

Joined Sackers: 2010

Became partner: 2014


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