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Helen Powell

PSL Counsel

London

Helen Powell

PSL Counsel

London

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.

News & insights

View of building from ground

Publications: 20 SEPTEMBER 2021

Pensions: what’s new this week 20 September 2021

Welcome to your weekly update from the Allen & Overy Pensions team, covering all the latest legal and regulatory developments in the world of occupational pensions. This week we cover topics…

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Publications: 13 SEPTEMBER 2021

Pensions: what's new this week 13 September 2021

Welcome to your weekly update from the Allen & Overy Pensions team, covering all the latest legal and regulatory developments in the world of occupational pensions. This week we cover topics…

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River

Publications: 10 SEPTEMBER 2021

TCFD governance and reporting – reporting and disclosure

This article is part of a series on new duties for UK pension scheme trustees to assess, manage and report on climate change risk. To read the rest of the series click here.

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Aerial view of forest

Publications: 09 SEPTEMBER 2021

TCFD governance and reporting – metrics and targets

This article is part of a series on new duties for UK pension scheme trustees to assess, manage and report on climate change risk. To read the rest of the series click here.

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Expertise

Practices

Employment and Benefits

Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1995

Academic

BA (Hons), University of Cambridge, 1991

Law Society Finals, College of Law of England & Wales, 1993

Published Work

Contributor (1995) “Freshfields Guide to the Pensions Act 1995” [Tolleys]