Victoria is a senior associate in our Birmingham office. She has more than 10 years' experience working with UK occupational pension schemes, private pension plans and public sector schemes.

    Victoria has particular expertise in advising on aspects of public sector pension schemes including the application of Fair Deal from both a local authority and contractor perspective, advising on risk sharing proposals in the context of compliance with Fair Deal, reviewing discretionary policies following the implementation of The Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations 2013 and advising on the pension scheme implications of conversion to academy status.

    Victoria also has extensive experience of advising trustees and employers of private pension schemes on day-to-day management and administration, including drafting governing documentation, reviewing investment management and other third party agreements together with advising on governance and compliance issues.

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    • Advising a large global corporate on the possible trigger of a section 75 debt including liaising with the trustees and counsel and consideration of ways in which to manage any potential liability.
    • Advising the trustees of a large international car manufacturer’s pension plan in relation to both investment management agreements and custody agreements.
    • Advising a large charity organisation on the application of fair deal on the TUPE transfer of employees from a local council including advising upon the contractual provisions and financial implications.
    • Advising an independent trustee on the requirement to equalise guaranteed minimum pensions.
    • Advising on the pensions implications of schools converting to academy status.
    • Advising a number of pensions plans in relation to closure to future accrual, from both a trustee and company perspective.
    • Advising on admissible rules and equalisation for the purposes of PPF entry.

    Education

    • University of Birmingham, LL.B., Honors
    • College of Law, L.P.C.

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2006

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Victoria is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers.
    • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2017 for Pensions
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