Kate Bailey has a wealth of experience advising on all aspects of occupational pension plan management, including governance, legislative compliance, benefit change projects, liability management projects, mergers and buy-ins/buyouts. She is a well-regarded lawyer within the pensions industry, known for her clarity of advice as well as her level-headedness and commercial sense. Clients also appreciate her down-to-earth approach to collaborating with peers to find effective solutions.
Kate is listed in The Legal 500 as a Next Generation Partner, for the significant recognition received from clients and peers in the pensions industry. Kate has also been shortlisted for multiple awards including Lawyer of the Year at the Professional Pensions Rising Star Awards 2023, the Most Inspiring Returner award at the Women in Pensions Awards 2021, and the Future Face of Legal in the Chamber of Commerce Awards 2019. Kate is a trustee director of the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and a director of the Colmore Business Improvement District.
Kate is passionate about increasing social mobility and gender diversity at senior leadership level – she has mentored associates to support them in their career progression and leads on initiatives to promote change, from client-facing events discussing International Women’s Day themes and topics such as unconscious bias, to hosting social mobility programmes aimed at encouraging young people into the legal profession. Drawing on her own experience, Kate also actively engages with parental leave returners, to support them in their return to work and career aspirations.