Further additions to Shoosmiths pensions team

Further additions to Shoosmiths pensions team


Author: Alastair Gray

National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed partner Tracey Hemingway to its pensions team, together with documentation specialist Steve Phillips.

They join hot on the heels of partner Paul Carney.

Hemingway and Phillips, both based at Shoosmiths' Solent office, come from the in-house pensions legal team at Mercer.

Partner and head of pensions David Thompson said: "We are delighted that Tracey and Steve have joined us.

"Following on quickly from the recruitment of Paul Carney in our Manchester office, we are superbly placed to meet growing demand for top quality pensions law advice right across the country."

Hemingway, who was a principal at Mercer, is experienced in advising trustee and employer clients, document drafting, mergers and legal compliance.

Phillips is described as a 'pragmatic and decisive pensions practitioner', who has extensive experience of drafting pension scheme deeds and other documentation, as well as dealing with HM Revenue & Customs, the Pensions Regulator and other relevant authorities.

Shoosmiths advises occupational pension schemes and sponsoring employers, acting for more than 200 occupational schemes, ranging from £1m to £1 billion.

Its specialist pensions lawyers advise clients on all aspects of pensions law, including Pensions Act 1995/2004 and other compliance issues, scheme mergers and restructuring, buy-outs and buy-ins, and pensions litigation issues.

The pensions team is part of the firm's 22-strong department advising on employment law and employee benefits.