Appointments: Irwin Mitchell expands pensions team as investment continues

National law firm Irwin Mitchell has continued to boost its pensions team with the appointment of Kate Byers and Lucy Herbert into its Newcastle office

From left, Kate Byers, Lucy Herbert, Martin Jenkins and Claire Dimmock
From left, Kate Byers, Lucy Herbert, Martin Jenkins and Claire Dimmock

Kate, who is head of pension documents at Irwin Mitchell, has more than 30 years of experience in the sector and moves to Irwin Mitchell from DWF.

A Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute, Kate provides legal and regulatory advice to the trustees and sponsoring employers of both defined benefit and defined contribution occupational pension schemes.

She also specialises in the interpretation and drafting of pension scheme documents and provides practical advice and support to trustees and employers in relation to the changing legal and regulatory framework.

Lucy Herbert, who also moves to Irwin Mitchell from DWF, is experienced in both the public and private sectors and advises trustees and organisations on a range of pension issues. These include day-to-day scheme matters, legislative changes, scheme funding, de-risking projects, closures and wind-ups, mergers and restructure projects.

The arrivals of Lucy and Kate follow that of partner Martin Jenkins who moved to Irwin Mitchell last December to take up the role of national head of pensions. At the beginning of 2015, pensions expert Claire Dimmock also joined the firm’s Leeds office as an associate.

Commenting on the latest appointments, Martin Jenkins said: “Irwin Mitchell has some very ambitious plans for growing its national pensions department and these latest hires take the total of new associates joining the team to three since the turn of the year.

“I am delighted that Kate and Lucy have joined the firm as they are both highly experienced in the sector and have a track record for providing excellent service to clients.”


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