Catrin has specialised in non-contentious pensions law since 2007 and prior to that was a specialist employment lawyer for seven years.

She has particular expertise in the wind-up of occupational pension schemes, both defined benefit and defined contribution and managing employer debts in multi-employer schemes. She has also advised clients on the governance requirements relating to occupational defined contribution schemes and transfers into a master trust. 

Since October 2021, Catrin has taken on a new role as the pension team's Practice Development Lawyer, in which she focuses on developing and improving our service to existing clients as well as helping the team attract new ones. She keeps the team and clients up to speed with the ever changing landscape of pensions law and regulation, with a clear focus on the relevant and the practical.

Catrin is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers and the Women in Pensions Club. She contributes to various specialist publications including Professional Pensions and Pensions Expert. Her first language is Welsh.

  • Developed the team’s GDPR offering for pension trustees
  • Prepared and submitted the team’s response to the DWP’s consultation on Strengthening The Pensions Regulator's Powers: Notifiable Events (Amendments) Regulations 2021
  • Created the team’s Single Code of Practice checklist available to trustee clients for free
  • Development and delivery of client seminars, webinars and training

What others say...

Catrin Young is also superb – she has a great eye for detail and is always fully on top of the minutiae
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