Wendy Hunter is a partner and head of our London Pensions Practice Group. Having joined the firm in 1993, she has nearly three decades of experience advising employers and trustees on all aspects of pensions law, including scheme documentation and pension aspects of corporate transactions, especially public to private sector transfers and their consequences.

The breadth and depth of her experience is recognised by the leading legal directories, Chambers UK and The Legal 500 UK. One has stated that “she combines a strong technical knowledge of pensions issues with an ability to communicate effectively with, and relate to, trustee directors”, while the other notes that she is “very experienced, practical and willing to give strong advice”.

Wendy frequently contributes to pensions and legal press and is a regular speaker on pensions matters. She is former member of the legislation committee of the Society of Pension Professionals and a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers.

She is currently leading the firm’s guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) equalisation working group.

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  • Leads teams advising two major master trusts, dealing with issues ranging from governance through bulk transfers to decumulation options.
  • Advising on the pensions aspects of outsourcing arrangements, including public to private sector transfers.
  • Advising on major benefit restructuring involving the sectionalisation, desectionalisation or bulk scheme transfers, including for the Combined Nuclear Pension Scheme and Anglian Water Group Pension Scheme.
  • Advising on the pensions implications of numerous corporate restructurings, often involving the negotiation of apportionment or withdrawal agreements and the use of contingent assets such as letters of credit and guarantee, and including clearance applications.
  • Working with trustees and scheme employers to implement risk management and governance improvement programmes, often focusing on authorities, delegation and data security.
  • Advising numerous UK pension trustee clients on segregated investment management agreements and pooled fund documentation across all asset classes. Recent experience includes infrastructure, high-yield debt funds and real estate funds.


  • Aston University, B.Sc., (Hons)


  • England and Wales, 1995

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Association of Pension Lawyers
  • Frequent contributor to pensions and legal press
  • Regular speaker on pensions matters


  • English
  • French

Continuously recommended as a leading individual in Chambers UK and The Legal 500 UK for Pensions, for many years.

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