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Jessica Kerslake



Kerslake Jessica
Jessica Kerslake



Jessica advises trustees and employers of some of the largest UK pension funds on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious pensions issues, including legislative and regulatory compliance, member disputes, funding issues, liability management projects and benefit re-design. Clients value her hands-on approach and ability to communicate technical pension’s issues in a clear and simple way.

Jessica enjoys giving training both to internal trustee clients and to wider industry groups, including the Society of Professional Pensions, the PLSA and the Association of Pensions Lawyers. 

Jessica also has a particular specialism in pensions tax law and she participates in the APL training programme providing pensions tax training to junior associates across other law firms. She also sits on the legal advisory group of the PLSA.

Jessica "knows our scheme backwards, is very proactive, and has a very good style in terms of explaining things clearly," Legal 500 UK 2019

"Jessica is a star. She communicates complex details succinctly. Her very key strength is her communication skills." Chambers UK 2019

"Provides top-quality advice." Legal 500 UK 2019

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Employment and Benefits



Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
E1 6AD

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Titoli professionali

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2006

Titoli accademici

BA, Law, Reading University, 2003

Pro-bono experience

Jessica has a particular interest in children and education and assists with the Firms “Smart Start” programme.



News & insights

Publications: 03 DECEMBER 2020

Pensions in Dispute - November 2020

Welcome to our quarterly pensions litigation briefing, designed to help pensions managers identify key risks in scheme administration, and trustees update their knowledge and understanding. This…

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Publications: 09 MARCH 2020

The implementation statement: how to prepare for it

Trustee disclosure requirements on investment governance issues, stewardship and engagement continue to evolve rapidly; the new disclosure requirements that apply from 1 October 2020 will affect some…

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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…

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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…

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