Tracy Walsh > Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
The Spark, Draymans Way
Newcastle Helix
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
NE4 5DE
England
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Work Department

Pensions.

Position

Tracy is a partner in the pensions team with particular expertise of public sector pension schemes (Head of the Public and Voluntary Sector Pensions Unit within the Pensions Team), pension scheme mergers, the employer debt regime, the pensions aspects of corporate transactions (including the Pensions Regulator’s moral hazard powers and Beckmann rights), and scheme funding arrangements (including complex escrow structures and liability hedging).

Career

Trained Lovells; qualified 2004; Dickinson Dees 2006; partner, Dickinson Dees 2012; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination in 2017. Publications of note: author of the guide to Public Sector Pension Schemes contained in Tolley’s ‘Pensions Law’ since 2006.

Memberships

Association of Pension Lawyers.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)

Clients appreciate that the pensions lawyers at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLPseek to solve problems and work collaboratively with co-advisers‘. The group has well-rounded expertise in pensions issues facing trustees, providers, insurers and sponsoring employers. Martin Poore heads the Newcastle-based department, drawing on specialisms in interpretation of scheme rules, legislative compliance, scheme and corporate sponsor restructuring and liability management. Suzanne Duff  advises trustees ad sponsors on all aspects of occupational pension schemes, as well as handling contentious issues, while Bristol’s Tracy Walsh  stands out for her experience in advising on the structure of scheme mergers, and negotiating scheme closures and benefit redesigns.