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Shepherd and Wedderburn

1 EXCHANGE CRESCENT, CONFERENCE SQUARE, EDINBURGH, EH3 8UL, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 228 9900
Fax:
Fax 0131 228 1222
DX:
551970 EDINBURGH-53
Email:
Web:
www.shepwedd.com

Louisa Knox

Tel:
Work 0131 473 5216
Email:
Web:
www.shepwedd.com/
Shepherd and Wedderburn

Work Department

Pensions law

Position

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’.

Career

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

Languages

German, French.

Member

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

Education

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

Leisure

Yoga, swimming, cinema.


Scotland: Human resources

Pensions

Within: Pensions

Shepherd and Wedderburn’s highly experienced team is ‘excellent in all areas’, handling pensions work including scheme documentation, employment matters related to the scheme, benefit changes, in addition to pensions advice on M&A transactions. The ‘commercially astute and pragmatic’ Louisa Knox advises the trustees of the Standard Life Staff Pension Scheme on all aspects of pensions law, including the implications of proposed corporate activity. The ‘professional, approachable and extremely competent’ Andrew Holehouse assists the Universal Music Group Pension Scheme with all pensions matters, including the appointment of Legal and General as fiduciary investment managers to the scheme and in connection with a trustee-led enhanced transfer value exercise for the scheme’s deferred members. Ed Mustard advised the trustees of the Miller Group Pension Scheme, in connection with the acquisition of Miller homes by Bridgepoint. Senior associate Richard Jones is also recommended, and has a particular focus on investment issues.

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