10 December 2018 - Article
Advised the trustees of a large corporate pension scheme on an innovative solution to the sponsoring group’s severe financial troubles.
Advised a large charity-sector master trust pension trustee on ways in which it could adapt and improve its business model in light of changes in the pensions legal and regulatory arenas, as well as changes in the requirements of, and challenges faced by, charitable employers.
Advised on a pension death benefits case, which was complex due to family relationships and cultural and religious expectations, rather than being legally complex.
England and Wales, 2010
STEP, full member
Association of Pension Lawyers
IBC conference, December 2017 - Pension death benefit and succession planning
Withers pensions forum, 2017 - Pension transfers
Me in a minute
I enjoy not knowing what each day may hold, and often applying my mind to issues that I haven't previously had to consider
Before joining Withers I was a corporate pensions solicitor. I enjoyed the academic challenge and rapid pace of change that comes with being a pensions lawyer, but found myself increasingly drawn to being involved in my clients’ lives, and to advising on a personal as well as business level. Blending wealth planning with pensions seemed the perfect solution. The significant changes to pensions in 2015 has meant that a person’s pension can now be used in many different ways when estate planning; a legal area which is new, exciting and in its early stages of development.
My role allows me to act for individuals, charities, trustees and companies, and offers a hugely varied work-life. I enjoy not knowing what each day may hold, and often applying my mind to issues that I haven’t previously had to consider. Helping clients to find solutions to their problems is incredibly rewarding.
Outside of being a lawyer, I’m a mum, wife, passionate horse-rider, volunteer, Francophile, avid fan of Coronation Street, and keen baker.