Katy Harries

Associate director


Katy advises a number trustees and employers on a wide range of general pensions issues.

Katy is a member of the firm’s employment unit, a team of lawyers focusing on employment law issues as they relate to pensions, and has a particular interest in discrimination, as well as pension tax issues.

Katy’s recent work includes:

  • working with trustees and employers looking to manage defined benefit liabilities through a variety of means including scheme closures and liability management exercises
  • consolidating and updating scheme documentation including trust deeds and rules and scheme booklets
  • project managing valuation negotiations for two schemes of one of our larger clients
  • assisting trustees with a range of “day to day” issues including interpretation of scheme rules, member communications, compliance with legislative requirements and handling member queries and complaints.

Memberships and Qualifications

Membership of professional bodies:
Association of Pension Lawyers (Full Member)

Career history

Qualified: 2009, England and Wales

Pensions experience: 2008

Joined Sackers: 2011

Employers: Slaughter and May (2007-2011)

Academic history


New College, Oxford (2001-2004)
BPP (London) Law School (2005-2007)

Degree: Psychology with Philosophy
Graduate Diploma in Law
Legal Practice Course

Further Information

Extracurricular interests and activities:

Cooking, walking (with a pub lunch along the way) and skiing (with a fondue at the top of the mountain).