Expertise

Alex is a managing associate in our pensions team. She joined AG in July 2015, having previously trained at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. 

Alex advises trustees and employers on a wide range of pensions law issues in an advisory, transactional and contentious context. She has significant experience of corporate transactions involving DB schemes on both share and business sales, and a particular interest in pensions tax and employer debt matters. 

Recent employer-related expertise includes:

  • advising a number of corporates on the legal and practical issues arising out of closures to future DB accrual and transition to replacement DC arrangements
  • advising on complex 'Beckmann' rights following a TUPE transfer
  • advising on Pensions Regulator 'moral hazard' issues arising out of M&A and other corporate activity
  • advising on parent company guarantees and other funding arrangements

Recent trustee-related expertise includes:

  • advising on sex equalisation and other complex benefit queries involving the construction of historic trust deeds and rules
  • advising on DC bulk transfer and wind-up projects, buy-ins and buy-outs
  • advising on Pensions Ombudsman disputes and professional negligence claims against advisers
  • advising on GDPR compliance and scheme governance
Year Qualified
  • 2009
Languages
  • French - good command
Education
  • University of Nottingham - LLB (First Class) – 2005 
  • Nottingham Law School - Legal Practice Course – 2006
Professional Memberships
  • Member of the Association of Pension Lawyers (APL)