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Brodies LLP

15 ATHOLL CRESCENT, EDINBURGH, EH3 8HA, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 228 3777
Fax:
Fax 0131 228 3878
DX:
ED10 EDINBURGH-1
Email:
Web:
www.brodies.com

Juliet Bayne

Tel:
Work 0131 656 0049
Email:
Brodies LLP

Work Department

Commercial services.

Position

Partner specialising in pensions law; advising trustees and employers on all aspects of pensions law, including scheme closure and cessation of accrual, winding up, corporate transactions, Pension Protection Fund entry and putting contingent assets in place, member complaints, benefit errors, providing trustee training, drafting scheme documentation; qualified as a solicitor in the jurisdictions of Scotland and England and Wales.

Career

Trained Maclay Murray & Spens LLP, qualified 2003; assistant solicitor, pensions unit; associate 2007; partner Brodies LLP 2011; regular provider of bespoke pension trustee training; speaker at seminars.

Member

Association of Pension Lawyers.

Education

Hillhead High School, Glasgow; University of Edinburgh (MA Hons 1997); BPP Law School, London (LLB 2000); Diploma in Legal Practice (2001); Qualified Lawyers’ Transfer Test (2004).

Leisure

Live music, fine dining, rugby (spectating), family.


Scotland: Human resources

Pensions

Within: Pensions

Brodies LLP acts for major employers, as well as public and private sector pension trustees, on the full range of pension issues, including governance, buy-ins, defined benefit schemes and transactions. The ‘efficient and enormously helpful’ practice head, Juliet Bayne, provides ‘extremely good support to trustee boards’, which clients note is especially useful in decision-making and protecting the trustee position in negotiations. The ‘high-calibre’ senior solicitors, Jordan Halliday and Jen Crawford, are praised for their expertise, as well as ‘an ability to understand the wider client agenda’. Highlights included representing the trustees of the John Menzies defined benefit pension fund in negotiation with John Menzies, on ways to control future pension costs and the termination of future benefit accrual. The team also advised the trustees of the Howden Group pension plan in relation to the equalisation of retirement ages for male and female members.

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