Juliet is a Partner specialising in pensions law. Her knowledge of pensions legal matters is wide-ranging and relates to both final salary and money purchase arrangements. Juliet's experience includes: advising on the pensions aspects of corporate transactions/restructuring (including liaising with and submitting reports to the Pensions Regulator), advising on the Employer Debt legislation ("Section 75"), scheme wind ups and mergers, funding past service deficits on cessation of accrual, providing trustee training, compliance with the requirements of the Auto Enrolment regulations, advising on the legal aspects of pension scheme investment and on compliance with pensions-related legislation (e.g. in relation to part-time workers, sex and age discrimination, etc), and advising on Pension Protection Fund matters and litigation cases.
As well as advising companies she acts for several pension scheme trustees (including trustees of schemes with plc employers). In terms of the public and third sectors, Juliet advises admission bodies and other scheme employers as well as some local authorities.
Juliet is qualified as a solicitor in both Scotland and England & Wales, and is a full member of the Association of Pension Lawyers. She spent almost a decade working in the City of London, returning to Edinburgh in 2012.
"She's been extremely helpful in providing a very practical and clear overview of the issues."
Chambers & Partners 2016