UK - Sacker & Partners has appointed Alison Cribbs, Joanna Matthews and Carole Smith as associates.
Cribbs joined Sackers & Partners in 2000 from Rowe & Maw and has eight years’ experience as a specialist pensions lawyer.
She has previously advised on DB-DC issues and is an OPAS adviser and an associate of the Pensions Management Institute.
Matthews, who has been with the firm for more than five years, has previously worked on the day-to-day operation of pension schemes and trustee training.
Smith has more than four years’ experience as a pensions litigator and has worked on disputes involving professional negligence and judicial review proceedings.
She is a member of the pensions litigation unit and also has expertise in trustee insurance.
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