Ginevra Gatrell

Partner, Pensions

Ginevra Gatrell

Partner, Pensions

Where are you from & what jurisdictions are you qualified in?

Yorkshire, England, England and Wales

When did you qualify as a lawyer and why?

September 2000, following Training Contract at Clifford Chance LLP and prior law degree. Loved the challenge of working with clients to achieve results.

What’s your background?

Ginevra has specialised in Pensions law for 20 years and became a consultant Solicitor 7 years’ ago. From 1998 onwards she trained and then qualified as a pensions lawyer at the prestigious magic circle law firm Clifford Chance LLP and, in 2006, went on to work as a senior Pensions lawyer in two large national law firms in Manchester and Leeds. Her early career experience included acting on some of the first cases involving significant intervention by The Pensions Regulator into UK defined benefit pension schemes under the Pensions Act 2004.

Ginevra advises on pensions law and practice across the private sector, public sector and charity sector. This means she has experience of, and is equally capable working with, the pension schemes of large manufacturing industries, global technology companies, independent schools, energy companies, housing associations, registered charities and also small business dealing with unusual automatic enrolment challenges and Pensions Ombudsman complaints. Her most recent work includes:

-Detailed legal advice for two defined benefit pension schemes, updating and consolidating documentation and advising on scheme closure;

-Advising schools on commercial pension scheme issues relating to outsourcing contracts;

-Advising the board of trustees of a multi-employer master trust on all legal compliance matters;

-Advising the corporate purchaser of a £35m business on significant pension scheme liability issues;

-Advising an individual on a Pensions Ombudsman application

-Advising a facilities management company on multiple contracts involving staff pension liabilities.

Ginevra writes annual Pensions law articles for LexisNexis and Tolleys and has been an active member of the South Yorkshire Pensions Group and has previously spoken at SYPG and North West APL seminars.

What areas of law do you specialise in and why?

UK Pension schemes for employers corporate groups and trustees.

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