The Prime Minister commissioned the Independent Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy on 1 October 2016. This followed the investigation into the…Read More
Alison Hills's Service Teams
Alison is an Associate in our pensions team and advises on a wide variety of pensions matters to a broad spectrum of clients. These range from Small Self Administered Schemes to multi-employer Schemes with assets in excess of £300m.
Alison has a particular specialism in advising Trustee boards whose schemes have charitable sponsoring employers. These schemes have experienced significant funding difficulties against a backdrop of deteriorating charitable donations and Government austerity measures.
- Advising on the substitution of an English Principal Employer with a French Principal Employer which required collaboration with French avocats and financial covenant advice;
- Advising the Trustees of a 140-year old charity on the closure of its scheme to new members and future accrual of benefits;
- Advising a UK private equity house on the pensions aspects of its first business acquisition;
- Advising the Trustees of the UK branch of a French bank on the legal aspects of their historical with-profits fund and the diminution of the Guaranteed Annuity Rates.
Alison studied law at Southampton University and completed her Law Society exams in 2003. She worked at a leading independent trustee company for over two years, gaining specialist trust experience and taking responsibility for the project management and winding up of several high profile pension schemes.
Alison has specific experience in dealing with schemes entering the Pension Protection Fund and was a key member of the project team which resulted in the MG Rover Group Pension Scheme successfully transferring to the PPF in March 2007.
Alison joined Wedlake Bell as a trainee in 2007 and qualified into the Pensions team in Autumn 2008. She is an Associate of the Pensions Management Institute.
Alison organised the APL's Annual Conference 2012.
Articles & Comment
20 Dec, 2016 | Alison Hills
03 Nov, 2016 | Alison Hills
Relaxing legislation: will the government take a steely approach?Read More
18 Oct, 2016 | Alison Hills
In August 2016 the Regulator issued three £2,000 fines against an independent trustee company following their failure to produce a signed chair's statement before…Read More
02 Sep, 2016 | Alison Hills
Will the Pensions Bill offer any help to hard pressed schemes burdened by funding deficits? – wonders Alison Hills.Read More
21 Jul, 2016 | Alison Hills
On 26 May the Department of Work and Pensions issued a public consultation on the British Steel Pension Scheme (the "BSPS").Read More