Expertise

Rachel is Head of Addleshaw Goddard's pensions team and has a wide and varied experience of advising both trustees and employers on their pensions arrangements.

Employer-related expertise includes:

  • Funding issues and liability management
  • Central asset schemes provided through Scottish limited partnerships
  • Wide and varied benefit change exercises
  • Scheme closure exercises
  • Defined contribution governance issues
  • Clearance and advice in the context of a corporate transaction
  • Implementation of automatic enrolment including amendment of existing schemes where appropriate

Trustee-related expertise includes:

  • Scheme mergers / demergers
  • Scheme closure exercises
  • Agreement with the employer of scheme funding arrangements, including innovative governance structures to sit alongside a recovery plan going forward
  • Ongoing trustee board support, including scheme amendments and other documentation and legislative changes
  • Complex pensions litigation and court applications (alongside Partner, Susan Garrett

Rachel has been recognised as a pensions expert in the leading UK legal directories. She has spoken at the annual conference of the Association of Pension Lawyers, of which she is also a member, and is a director of Sovereign Trustees Ltd, the independent trustee company of AG.

Professional memberships
  • The Association of Pension Lawyers
  • The Pensions Management Institute
Education
  • Year qualified: 1989
  • University of Cambridge – LLM (1986)
Languages
  • French