Sarah is a senior associate in the Pensions Practice Group who has been specialising in pensions law since 2009. She advises trustees, corporates and other professionals on a wide range of pensions issues, with a particular focus on trust-based occupational schemes.

    Sarah is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers. She regularly takes part in CSR activities including the Business in the Community initiative.

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    • Drafting definitive deeds and rules and benefit design changes for numerous clients, as well as giving trustee training on definitive deeds.
    • Acting for trustees and employers in relation to scheme closures and drafting the associated documents including member communications.
    • Advising on complex equalisation issues including the practical implications of how to administer schemes going forward.
    • Identifying the “statutory employers” of schemes and dealing with various apportionments between group companies.
    • Acting as trustee (and also advising trustees) of schemes transferring to the Pension Protection Fund and the Financial Assistance Scheme as a result of employer insolvency.
    • Advising trustees and employers in relation to scheme mergers.
    • Dealing with the pensions aspects of corporate transactions and clearance applications to the Pensions Regulator.
    • Advising employers in relation to their automatic enrolment obligations and drafting scheme changes to comply with the new requirements.

    Education

    • University of Law, L.P.C., 2007
    • University of Sheffield, LL.B., 2006

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2009
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