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Shoosmiths LLP

FIRST FLOOR, WITAN GATE HOUSE, 500-600 WITAN GATE WEST, MILTON KEYNES, MK9 1SH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 03700 868300
Fax:
Fax 03700 868301
DX:
729360 MK 15
Email:
Web:
www.shoosmiths.co.uk

Heather Chandler

Tel:
Work 03700 868366
Email:
Shoosmiths LLP

Work Department

Employment/pensions.

Position

Heather is a Pensions partner, undertaking pensions advisory work for a number of scheme trustees and employers, trustee training, corporate support transactional advice, regulatory compliance (Pensions Act 1995, Pensions Act 2004 and Finance Act 2004), Pension Ombudsman complaints, clearance statements applications, liability reduction exercises, drafting of trust deed and rules and interpretation of governing documentation, PFI outsourcing support, Housing Association pension advice, parent company guarantees, letters of credit and other contingent asset agreements relating to pension protection fund levy reduction, scheme buy-outs and buy-ins, as well as scheme mergers, employer debt section 75 advice, Auto enrolment compliance, scheme equalisation and general compliance with anti-discriminatory legislation. Heather is also a trustee, a member of a pension scheme governance committee and runs the team’s trustee secretarial services practice.

Career

Trained Nabarro Nathanson; qualified 1993; assistant solicitor and associate Edge Ellison (now Squire Sanders); solicitor Ashurst; partner Shoosmiths 2005.

Member

Association of Pension Lawyers.

Education

Ellen Wilkinson High School for Girls; University of Surrey (BSc Hons Economics); City University (Law Diploma); College of Law (LSF).

Leisure

Singing, cooking, reading.


South East: Human resources

Pensions

Within: Leading individuals

Heather Chandler - Shoosmiths LLP

Within: Pensions

The 'extremely responsive' team at Shoosmiths LLP have 'technical expertise across the whole pensions sector'. The firm demonstrates 'excellent capabilities' in GMP Equalisation, pensions flexibilities and implications for schemes, buy-outs and buy-ins, scheme amendments, automatic enrollment, among others.  The multi-locational practice is active across a broad range of industries, counting charities, manufacturing, financial services, media and technology corporations among its impressive client roster.  Heather Chandler, Kunjan Sembhi , Suzanne Burrell and Tracey Hemingway are the key partners in Milton Keynes, Thames Valley and Solent offices, respectively.

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