Sackers has promoted five lawyers in a shake-up of its defined contribution (DC) and defined benefit (DB) pensions team.
Nigel Cayless and Lucy Dunbar are now associate directors, while Adeline Chapman, Chirag Ghelani and Katy Harries have been made senior associates, as of 1 August.
Cayless focuses on dealing with scheme closures, the introduction of new benefits, and advising trustees on employer covenants and debt apportionment.
Dunbar works with DB schemes closing to future accrual, implementing pensionable pay caps, and introducing new benefits. She also advises on tax, including issues with annual and lifetime allowances.
Chapman advises trustees and employers on scheme reorganisation, including mergers and transfers, closures and benefit changes.
Ghelani helps trustees amend scheme documentation to comply with legislative changes, negotiate contracts, review member communications, and advises on liberation cases.
Harries provides support for updating scheme documentation, integrating state pension, and member communications. She is also particularly focused on discrimination issues, tax, and data protection.
Senior partner Ian Pittaway said: "At Sackers, we aim to provide a working environment where our associates can learn, grow and excel with the firm. These five promotions are all thoroughly deserved and will enable us to continue to provide the best possible service to all our clients."
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The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has appointed three non-executive directors and an executive director to its board.
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