Helen combines fee-earning work with a significant role in keeping our award-winning team and its clients on top of constant legal and regulatory change. With career experience in a wide range of scheme advisory and transactional work, including significant involvement in the privatisation of British Rail and in subsequent landmark pensions litigation, Helen brings a constant client focus to her know-how (professional support lawyer ) role.
Helen has a strong reputation for technical pensions expertise and is known for her client-friendly explanations of complex pensions developments, and innovative delivery – from videos describing the auto-enrolment regime to weekly podcast updates about new developments and downloadable screencasts.
Helen also co-ordinates our cross-jurisdiction Global Pensions Practice, which brings together lawyers with pensions expertise from our offices around the world, as well as our cross-practice Pension Risk Group which offers sponsors, trustees and providers a seamless approach to all aspects of de-risking defined benefit pension schemes.
Noteworthy experience includes advising:
- NIE Networks Limited (when not conflicted) and the trustees of the Northern Ireland Electricity Pension Scheme on general pensions advice.
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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1995
BA (Hons), University of Cambridge, 1991
Law Society Finals, College of Law of England & Wales, 1993
Contributor (1995) “Freshfields Guide to the Pensions Act 1995” [Tolleys]