Louisa Knox > Shepherd and Wedderburn > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Shepherd and Wedderburn
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Work Department

Pensions law


Louisa is a partner within the pensions team and has an extensive range of experience advising on all pensions law issues for trustees and companies. She has significant experience in advising and supporting large occupational schemes on the full range of pensions law matters. Strategic risk reduction measures, including scheme restructuring and closures are a key focus for the advice to Companies as well as the impact of commercial activity on schemes. She is a committee member of the PLSA Scotland Group Committee, ICAS Pensions Committee as well as a full member of the Association of Pension Lawyers. Louisa has in-depth knowledge of constitutional matters as they affect pension schemes and has advised extensively on reforms affecting Scotland as well as the outcome of the EU referendum and Brexit.  Louisa is noted as being ‘very good at explaining things and putting herself in our shoes as trustees’ and is strong on ‘difficult and complicated matters’.


Articled MacRoberts, Glasgow; qualified 1993; solicitor Shepherd and Wedderburn 1993; associate 1995; partner 1998 to date.


German, French.


Committee member Association of Pension Lawyers (Scottish group); full member Association of Pension Lawyers; Law Society of Scotland; committee member ICAS Pensions Committee; committee member PLSA Scotland Group


Strathaven Academy; Glasgow University (1990 LLB Hons; 1991 Dip LP).


Yoga, swimming, cinema.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Human resources > Pensions

(Leading individuals)

Louisa KnoxShepherd and Wedderburn

Frequently working in conjunction with various other departments, Shepherd and Wedderburn‘s ‘strong‘ pensions team is recognised for its broad offering and has a fine reputation acting for corporates and pension trustee clients, most notably in the financial services, higher education and energy sectors. Recently, the team handled various employment and GDPR matters pertaining to pension schemes alongside scheme documentation and scheme reorganisations as well as transactional matters. Andrew Holehouse, Louisa Knox, who is ‘very pleasant to work with‘, and Edwin Mustard are the main contacts.