Emily Forrest



Since joining Sackers in 2002, Emily has developed pensions experience over a broad range of areas.

She has been involved in a number of large defined benefit scheme restructurings, advising extensively in relation to future service changes and associated consultation exercises and contractual changes. She has extensive experience of assisting trustees and employers in responding to or formulating proposals for managing defined benefit liabilities.

Emily also advises some of the firm’s largest defined contribution clients and has been on the leading edge providing advice in relation to the new “pension freedoms”.

Emily is an active member of the Association of Pension Lawyers and the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association and has presented on subjects including; de-risking, covenant assessment and the proper use of scheme amendment powers.

Memberships and Qualifications

Membership of professional bodies:
Association of Pension Lawyers (Full Member)
Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (Central London Group Member)

Career history

Qualified: 2001, England & Wales

Pensions experience since: 2001

Joined Sackers: 2002

Joined partnership/LLP: 2010

Employers: Centre for Socio-legal Studies, Oxford University (1997-1998)
stagière, European Court of Justice, Luxembourg (1998)
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (1999-2002)

Academic history


Somerville College, Oxford (1994-1997)

Degree: BA, MA, Law