Helen Baker



Helen has substantial experience in advising trustees, employers and providers  on an extensive range of issues, including scheme funding, drafting and updating scheme documents, scheme mergers, section 75 debts and winding-up pension schemes and DC issues.

Helen’s work often involves project managing teams at Sackers, and more widely.

Helen leads the firm’s PPF and insolvency working group which is the focus for PPF related work within the firm.

As a member of the firm’s Employment Unit, a team of lawyers dedicated to employment law issues as they relate to pensions, Helen also focuses on points relating to implementing scheme benefit changes and discrimination.

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


  • Helen “gives proactive advice” – Legal 500 2012
  • Recommended – Legal 500 2011

APL talk on pensions for same sex partners

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.