My role

I am a Senior Associate in the pensions and employment team. I lead our pensions advice, and provide strategic employment advice. I support a range of not for profit, charitable and commercial organisations.  I aim to understand what my clients need and provide practical, commercial solutions to legal issues which are tailored to their needs and presented in a clear, straightforward way.

My experience

I have substantial experience in a wide range of different areas including particular expertise in advising on the employment and pensions implications of outsourcing arrangements. I regularly advise on public sector pension schemes, changing terms and conditions, TUPE and the National Minimum Wage, supporting housing and social care providers and local government organisations.

My specialisms

  • Pensions
  • TUPE
  • Change programmes – redundancy and terms and conditions
  • National Minimum Wage
Mind the gap: TUPE and gaps between contracts

The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has confirmed that a 5 month gap in operations does not necessarily prevent TUPE applying.

TUPE: unexpected transfers
TUPE: unexpected transfers

The facts ICAP Management Services Limited ("IMSL") was a service company providing services to other companies within the ICAP Global Broking Business (“IGBB”). IGBB decided to sell the IMSL to Tullett Prebon PLC.

LGPS ill-health pension benefits may be discretionary
LGPS ill-health pension benefits may be discretionary

Mrs R was employed by Trafford Council but resigned due to ill-health in August 2011. In June 2014 she applied for early payment of her deferred pension benefits in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) on the grounds of ill-health.

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