Sarah Swift > Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Work Department

Sarah is a partner in our London pensions team. With 20 years' pensions experience (8 as a partner), she has a range of trustee and corporate clients with large DB and DC schemes and advises on all aspects of pensions law. Recent work includes: advising a trustee board on a major corporate restructuring involving significant mitigation and de-risking measures; advising a company on liability management issues and advising a corporate on the move away from occupational DC provision to a master trust.

Sarah is a regular speaker at external and internal events (including the Butterworths Lexis Nexis conferences on pensions law). Sarah spent four years as an elected member of the Association of Pension Lawyers' Legislative and Parliamentary Committee. This is a body comprised of lawyers from the key pension law firms who meet once a month to review and comment on proposed new legislation.

The legal directories say of Sarah that "She provides first-rate written advice which is always clear, concise and on point."



Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)

Responsive and flexible, and always giving sound and practical advice’, the team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is known for its large private sector scheme and trustee and employer clients, which it advises on the waterfront of pensions issues. The group has experience in fundamental benefits reviews, as well as international pensions-related work, drawing on the firm’s global office network. It is also adept at pensions insurance, advising insurance providers on buy-ins and buy-outs. In September 2021, the team was joined by Michael Jones from Pinsent Masons LLP, adding significant expertise in defined benefit and defined contribution master trusts. Francois Barker  is a veteran of the pensions space, often advising industry bodies on the direction of pensions law and policy. He co-leads the department with Jeremy Goodwin, who is an expert in trustees’ responsibilities and duties. The duo is praise by clients for being ‘approachable, facilitative and helpful‘. Also recommended are Steven Hull , Sarah Swift  and Mark Latimour .