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With over 25 years' experience in pensions law, Jane has developed an expertise in advising trustees and employers on workplace pension arrangements, offering guidance on the establishment, management, restructuring, merging and winding-up of defined benefit, defined contribution and hybrid schemes.

Jane specialises in advising pension schemes on the legal aspects of their investments. For defined benefit schemes, she advises on the terms of investment management agreements, fiduciary management and investment funds of all kinds, as well as hedging strategies (working in conjunction with banking lawyers) and custody arrangements.

For defined contribution schemes, Jane advises on the investment platform documentation, investment funds, insurance funds and the security of assets.

Jane has also helped clients on the journey to buy-out, undertaking benefit audits to ensure schemes are paying the correct legal entitlements. She advises on benefit re-shaping, liability management and incentive exercises which enhance the insurability of schemes and their benefits in a cost efficient way. In 2015, Jane led the team which concluded one of the largest pension scheme buy-outs in UK history. Jane has acted on many other transactions since including working with partner Anna Rogers on the Littlewoods Pension Scheme £850 million buy-in with Scottish Widows in 2018.