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Jane Higgins

Partner

London

Higgins Jane
Jane Higgins

Partner

London

Jane advises trustees and employers on a wide range of pensions issues. Jane advises the trustees of the three main Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) pension schemes on matters ranging from board governance to the impact of banking reform, and on 2018's industry test case regarding GMP equalisation.

Jane has particular expertise in pensions issues affecting financial institutions and the impact of banking reform.

Jane is a regular contributor to the wider pensions industry – she is a member of the APL’s Main Committee and was previously on its Education and Seminars Committee (responsible for organising junior workshops), and the SPP’s PR and Legislation Committees.

Jane Higgins continues to be recommended by clients for attributes such as "being very easy to deal with, being clear in how she expresses herself and doing so in a practical and accessible way." She advises clients on a range of pensions issues including assisting financial institutions with matters stemming from banking reform - Chambers UK 2019.

The 'highly knowledgeable' Jane Higgins - Legal 500 UK 2019.

News & insights

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Publications: 10 DECEMBER 2019

A quick guide to preparing for the Chair’s Statement

The trustee boards of many schemes providing DC benefits must prepare an annual governance statement known as the Chair’s Statement. The Pensions Regulator has produced a substantial amount of material on its expectations for what is to be included in the Statement, and you will need to have processes in place throughout the year to gather your supporting evidence.

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Publications: 01 OCTOBER 2019

ESG, stewardship and transparency in pension scheme investing

1 October 2019 marked the deadline for UK pension schemes to take a step forward in detailing how they take environmental, social and governance issues into account in investment decision-making, and how they address stewardship issues. But that’s just the start of the journey – there’s a further series of regulatory changes on the way over the next 12+ months. 

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Publications: 26 SEPTEMBER 2019

Producing the Chair’s statement: what can go wrong

Many schemes providing DC benefits must prepare an annual governance statement (the Chair’s statement).

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Publications: 23 JULY 2019

Auto-enrolment and re-enrolment deconstructed 2019

The idea behind automatic pension enrolment is simple – most UK workers should automatically be in a good pension scheme unless they actively opt out. 

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Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2007

Law Society

Association of Pensions Lawyers

Academic

BA (Hons) Jurisprudence, Oxford University

Trustee of Governors for Schools