Ms Sarah McCague > Arthur Cox > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Arthur Cox
D02 T380

Work Department

Pensions and Charity Law


Sarah advises on all aspects of pensions law and charity law.

She advises trustees and employers on the establishment and day-to-day operation of occupational pension schemes including scheme restructuring; liability management exercises; benefit design; benefit reductions; scheme amendments; administration queries for example those in relation to pension adjustment orders; the winding up of pension schemes; and the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) to pension schemes. She also advises in relation to the application of the Charities Act, 2009 and in particular in relation to applications to the Charities Regulatory Authority; obtaining tax-exempt status from the Revenue Commissioners; the mergers of charities; fundraising queries, and governance matters.


  • FLCM, London College of Music and Media, 2006
  • LL M, University College Dublin, 2004
  • BCL, University College Dublin, 2003
  • Admitted as a solicitor, 2007
  • Current Board member of the Association of Pension Lawyers in Ireland
  • Member of Irish Association of Pension Funds

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Pensions and employee benefits

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Sarah McCague – Arthur Cox

Arthur Cox’s team advises a wide range of trustees of pension schemes and corporate entities on benefit redesign, funding negotiations, restructuring and mergers of benefit schemes, among other matters. It also assists with issues arising from IORPS II Directive requirements. Philip Smith, who leads the practice, advises both trustees and employers on administration, restructuring, mergers, investment, governance, and corporate transactions. Sarah McCague advises on the management of funding deficit issues, the merger of pension schemes, scheme amendments and changes in the Pensions Act and in tax and finance legislation.