Kirsty Bartlett has more than 15 years of experience in pensions law. Her practice focuses on UK occupational pensions, working with trustees and sponsoring employers on matters ranging from significant projects such as mergers, benefit changes and buy-ins, to the impact of new legislation, day-to-day compliance and member complaints.
She has a particular interest and specialism in schemes with a public sector element, whether because the sponsoring employer is a public or quasi-public body, or due to the provision of broadly comparable benefits under Fair Deal. Kirsty leads the Squire Patton Boggs national Public Sector Pensions Group and is a founder member of the Association of Pension Lawyers’ public sector sub-committee.
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  • Advising the trustee of a FTSE 100 company’s pension plan on various matters including a significant merger, a partial cessation of accrual and issues relating to the provision of broadly comparable benefits to a number of public sector pension arrangements including negotiations with the Government Actuary's Department.
  • Advising a Nasdaq-listed corporation on UK pension issues connected with a refinancing and eventual disposal through a Chapter 11 process. Subsequently, advising the UK management on a pensions benefit change process involving consultation with members of the pension plan and obtaining their individual consent to amend their employment contracts.
  • Advising the trustee of an £8 billion pension fund on various issues including amendments to the governing documents, member complaints and governance and compliance matters.

Education

  • College of Law, London, L.P.C., 1998
  • University of Cambridge, LL.B., 1997

Admissions

  • England and Wales, 2000

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the Association of Pension Lawyers.
  • Recommended in Chambers UK 2018 for Pensions, London
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2017 for Pensions
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2015 for Pensions: non-contentious

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