UK - Employee benefits consultants Gissings has appointed Alec Ure as senior adviser with its technical team.
Ure’s will consult with clients on technical aspects of approved and unapproved pensions provision and documentation, including taxation and scheme reconstructions and issues around mergers, scheme redesign and changes to pension strategy.
He joins Gissings from rivals Bacon & Woodrow where he was senior consultant in their legal department. His responsibilities included advising clients and their trustees on aspects of pensions and taxation issues, advised various committees in the pensions industry and produced significant legal drafting work in conjunction with lawyers in respect of Jersey/off shore pensions.
Previously, Ure worked for the Inland Revenue, spending 15 years in the pension schemes office, involving tax and pension enquiries. While with the Revenue, he also served on a select team conducting a specialist pension project as a prelude to the changing role of the Civil Service in pension services.
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