Jane Higgins has been promoted to partner and Jessica Kerslake to counsel in the London-based pensions team of Allen & Overy.
Higgins joined the firm in March 2007 and was made a senior associate in May 2012. She graduated from Oxford University with a BA in jurisprudence.
Kerslake joined Allen & Overy as a trainee in 2004 before qualifying in the pensions department in March 2006. She works across defined contribution and defined benefit pension funds, dealing with both employers and trustees. A lot of her time has focused on risk reduction and closing schemes to future accrual.
Allen & Overy partner Neil Bowden said Kerslake has played an important role in the growth of the pensions department over the last decade.
The promotions are part of the 35 which span globally and were effective as of 1 May 2016.
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