Tracey Hemingway > Shoosmiths LLP > Southampton, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP
RUSSELL HOUSE, 1550 PARKWAY
SOLENT BUSINESS PARK, WHITELEY
WHITELEY
PO15 7AG
England

Work Department

Pensions.

Position

Tracey is a Partner in our pensions team.  She has 24 years experience of advising trustees and employers in relation to their work-based pension schemes.

Tracey’s key areas of expertise include:

  • drafting scheme trust deeds and rules and complex deeds of amendment;
  • advising on scheme rules interpretation;
  • scheme design and benefit changes;
  • scheme mergers and projects;
  • corporate guarantees;
  • employer debts to pension schemes under section 75 Pensions Act 1995, including corporate restructuring, debt triggers and ways of managing the debt, such as flexible apportionment arrangements; and
  • pensions litigation including Court applications and Pensions Ombudsman cases.

Career

Tracey worked at Sacker & Partners, the highly regarded niche pensions law firm in the City of London, for 11 years.  She then joined leading global HR firm, Mercer Limited, in 2006.  At Mercer, Tracey led the Chichester Legal Consulting team and gained the broader experience of working with trustee and company clients as part of a team of pensions advisers, including scheme actuaries and administrators.

Languages

French, German.

Memberships

Association of Pension Lawyers

Education

Oxford University (1989, MA Modern Languages, first class hons); Manchester metropolitan university 1992 CPE and law society finals.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Employment > Pensions

(Leading individuals)

Tracey HemingwayShoosmiths LLP

Shoosmiths LLP‘s ‘collaborative and proactive team’ has a comprehensive pensions practice, known for handling GMP equalisations, buy-outs and buy-ins, scheme amendments, funding management issues, scheme mergers and various other related matters for clients across numerous sectors. Tracey Hemingway stands out for her role in numerous prominent pensions projects, including major GMP equalisation arrangements. ‘Excellent’ practice head Heather Chandler is active across the pensions sector, advising individuals and companies in relation to small and large schemes. Suzanne Burrell advises employers and trustees on various matters, including the pension aspects of M&A transactions and pension scheme closures.