AG's pensions team has a wealth of knowledge gained through years of experience in the sector.


Our team helps employers comply with legal requirements such as auto-enrolment and implement changes including scheme closure, benefit redesign and mergers.

Examples of where we can help include:

Funding and investment

We help employers to understand the balance of power in their schemes to ensure they understand the role they are entitled to play. We also assist them with negotiating a greater role in setting investment strategy.

Scheme change

We help employers to develop and implement changes including transition from final salary to CARE or defined contribution, increasing member contributions, capping pensionable salary, and closure. We also have a part to play in smoothing discussions with trustees and supporting employers through the consultation process with their affected employees.

Corporate activity

We help employers to negotiate with trustees where employers are seeking clearance from The Pensions Regulator or where employers just want reassurance that trustees will not use their powers in an unhelpful way following corporate activity. Where a section 75 debt would be triggered by a transaction we help employers to negotiate apportionment arrangements to avoid the need for short-term cash flow problems.

Key contacts

Meet the team
Rachel Rawnsley

Rachel Rawnsley

Partner, Head of Pensions
United Kingdom

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Catherine McAllister

Catherine McAllister

Partner, Pensions
United Kingdom

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Jade Murray

Jade Murray

Partner, Pensions
United Kingdom

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Rachel Uttley

Rachel Uttley

Partner, Pensions
United Kingdom

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