According to a survey by Employee Benefits and Staffcare, 84% of employer respondents allow staff to contribute to their DC pension through a salary sacrifice arrangement.…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
According to data provided in a Freedom of Information request to Salisbury House Wealth by the Pensions Regulator, 80,000 workers transferred out of their employer's…Read More
The High Court recently ruled on an application from British Airways challenging the actions of the pension scheme's trustees regarding the payment of pension increases.Read More
27 Apr, 2017 | Alison Hills
The index used for the purposes of determining revaluation of deferred benefits and increases to pensions in payment is a topic which many trustee boards and employers…Read More
28 Feb, 2017 | Alison Hills
This case was brought by six high court judges but affected 210 judges at various levels within the judiciary. The claim was made against the Lord Chancellor and…Read More