Helen Baker



Helen has over 20 years’ experience in advising trustees, employers and providers on all their pensions issues, including scheme funding, benefit changes and liability management projects.

She is the lead partner for a number of the firm’s major DB and DC clients in the financial services, food and mining sectors.

Helen leads the firm’s governance team and enjoys helping pension schemes of all sorts navigate their way through the ever-changing landscape of pensions law and regulation. Recent experience includes advising on GDPR and cyber security requirements, stronger nudge, transfers and the Single Code.

Memberships and Qualifications

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

Career history

Qualified: 2001, England & Wales

Pensions experience since: 2001

Joined Sackers: 2003

Joined partnership/LLP: 2009

Employers: Herbert Smith Freehills (1999- 2003)

Academic history


Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge (1994-1997)

Degree: MA (Law) and Legal Practice Course

Further Information

Extracurricular interests and activities:

I am married with one child and like swimming, cycling, walking, attempting to grow things on my allotment and spending time with friends and family.