Beth Darragh is both a solicitor and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).

    Beth joined the Pensions team as an NQ in January 2021, after completing the CILEx route to qualification, and has more than three years of pensions experience. Beth advises corporates and trustees of both defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) pension schemes on a wide range of pensions issues, and has significant experience advising on pensions aspects of corporate transactions.

    Beth sits on the internal Pension Schemes Act and Public Sector Pensions working groups and regularly writes articles and blogs on topical pensions issues. Beth supports the firm’s social mobility initiatives, both as a mentor and as a speaker on a number of panel sessions, including the Drive Forward Foundation to support young people as they navigate their early careers, build employability skills and develop valuable networks to enable them to succeed in the world of work.

    Beth was shortlisted for Professional Women in Pensions, Trainee of the Year Award 2020.

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    • Assisting in advising clients on a wide range of pensions issues affecting both DC and DB pension schemes. This includes scheme governance, member queries and communications, and drafting scheme documentation.
    • Assisting in a number of corporate transactions providing pensions support. Beth regularly analyses the automatic enrolment compliance of a range of companies and drafts due diligence reports commenting on her findings and opining on the commercial risk.
    • Drafting scheme documentation and conducting reviews of key documentation required by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ensuring consistent drafting throughout large suites of documents.
    • Advising trustee clients in connection with disputes with scheme members.

    Education

    • BPP University, Leeds, LPC, 2017
    • University of Leeds, LL.B., 2016

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2020
    • Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, 2020
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