Jenny advises employers and trustees on the law relating to occupational pension schemes.
Jenny's experience to date includes:
- scheme merger and closure work, including advising on closing a scheme to future accrual by contractual means
- advice on managing the employer/trustee relationship following a business restructuring, in particular with regards to scheme funding
- advising on the pensions aspects of TUPE transfers and share sales, including dealing with personal pension arrangements within the context of corporate transactions
- working closely with employment-law colleagues to provide advice on cross-over areas such as shared parental leave, salary sacrifice and auto-enrolment
- advice to employers and trustees following the introduction of new legislation, most recently relating to DC flexibility, and making changes to scheme rules where appropriate
- on the public sector side, reviewing admission agreements for private sector employers to participate in the local government pension scheme
- reviewing the scheme rules of a SSAS in relation to a managing trustee's liability for certain actions and drafting appropriate indemnity protection
- drafting scheme documentation, including amending deeds and member communications
- advising trustees in relation to the payment of discretionary death benefits
- reviewing investment management agreements and related documentation
Jenny joined Shoosmiths in 2013, having trained at City firm Mayer Brown. She is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers.