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Addleshaw Goddard
MILTON GATE
60 CHISWELL STREET
LONDON
EC1Y 4AG
England

Work Department

Pensions.

Position

Partner specialising in all aspects of pensions advisory and transactional work, advising trustees and sponsoring employer (companies and LLPs). Advisory experience includes interpretation, consolidations, establishing schemes and new benefit sections, scheme mergers and sectionalisation, and investment documentation, as well as day to day issues including compliance in particular with the Finance Act, Pensions Act and date protection. Transactional experience includes corporate reorganisations, LLP conversions and share sales including advising on negotiations with trustees over funding implications and seeking Pensions Regulator clearance.

Career

Trained McGrigor Donald; qualified Scotland 1994, England and Wales 1996; in-house lawyer Standard Life 1994-95; associate, then senior associate Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 1996-2007; partner Addleshaw Goddard 2007.

Memberships

Association of Pension Lawyers; Chair of the Legal and Parliamentary Committee.

Education

Bronksome Hall school, Toronto; McGill University (1987 BEng); University of Edinburgh (1992 LLB).

Leisure

Family, cinema, walking.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)

(Leading individuals)

Catherine McAllisterAddleshaw Goddard

Praised as ‘pragmatic and professional’, Catherine McAllister leads Addleshaw Goddard‘s London pensions practice. With experience acting for corporations, trustee boards, representative beneficiaries and pensions professionals, the team has expertise in scheme investments via Judith Donnelly, as well as public sector pensions advice. The dispute resolution practice is headed by Susan Garrett, who co-led advising Britvic plc with Jade Murray, on successfully setting up an interim funding structure for the defined benefit scheme pending its appeal to the Court of Appeal. Highly experienced Rachel Rawnsley is head of the the firm’s national pensions practice.

London > Employment > Pensions: dispute resolution

Praised as ‘pragmatic and professional’, Catherine McAllister leads Addleshaw Goddard‘s London pensions practice. With experience acting for corporations, trustee boards, representative beneficiaries and pensions professionals, the team has expertise in scheme investments via Judith Donnelly, as well as public sector pensions advice. The dispute resolution practice is headed by Susan Garrett, who together with Jade Murray, co-led advising Britvic on setting up an interim funding structure for the defined benefit scheme pending its appeal to the Court of Appeal. Highly experienced Rachel Rawnsley is head of the the firm’s national pensions practice.