Overview

Kate joined Burges Salmon as a trainee solicitor in 2001 after graduating with a first class degree in law from Exeter University. Kate joined the firm’s pensions team two years later.

Specialising in advising both trustee and employer clients, Kate utilises her experience across a wide range of pension issues, including both routine matters (member queries and changes to the law) and specific projects (such as scheme amendments). In addition to this, Kate delivers trustee training to her clients and is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers, holding a certificate in Pensions Law from Bristol University.

Experience
  • Advising a large PLC on the merger of its defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes.
  • Advising a trustee board of a £1 billion scheme regarding corporate restructuring issues. Including the negotiation of security and a flexible apportionment arrangement, as well as providing advice on the legal position of an overseas jurisdiction and negotiations with the Pensions Regulator. 
  • Advising the trustees of a FTSE250 scheme regarding the closure to accrual of their defined benefit scheme. 

What others say...

Kate is an excellent lawyer who we trust to give pragmatic and practical advice. She is a pleasure to work with. 

Trustee of a PLC Pension Scheme