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Camilla Barry

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Partner in pensions group advising corporate groups, investors and trustees on all aspects of UK pensions law and practice, including funding, regulation, auto-enrolment duties and pensions tax issues. Particular experience of advising on pensions in corporate restructurings and transactions, advising employers on changing pension provision and managing pension liabilities.


Called 1994; barrister’s pupillage 13 King’s Bench Walk and 10 Old Square; trained as solicitor Simmons & Simmons, qualified 1997, Simmons & Simmons 1997-2005; CMS Cameron McKenna 2005-07; Macfarlanes 2007 to date, partner 2010. Contributing author to ‘Pension Scheme Deficits’ (Globe Law and Business) and has written various articles for the pensions press.




Association of Pension Lawyers (APL); chair of international sub-committee of APL; International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association (IPEBLA).


Lycée International, St Germain en Laye, France; Oxford University (1991 BA Hons Philosophy and Modern Languages 1st); City University (1993 Diploma in Law Commendation); Inns of Court School of Law (1994 BVC).

London: Human resources


Within: Pensions

Macfarlanes LLP has a 'knowledgeable, responsive and experienced team' that provides 'technically brilliant, pragmatic and commercial advice'. Camilla Barry  heads the group and is 'an expert in the field; she is a safe pair of hands with a down-to-earth approach'. bARRY recently advised Pernod Ricard on the redesign of its death benefits, assisted Darty with the actuarial valuation of its pension scheme, and acted for South Downs Trustees on the pensions elements of the sale of Portsmouth Water to Ancala Partners. Legal & General Assurance Society, Hogg Robinson and Visa are also clients. Andrew Barton leads the firm's pensions derisking practice.

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