Alicia is an Associate Director in the Pensions team, advising trustees and employers on all aspects of pensions law. Alicia's expertise includes drafting and amending scheme documentation, advising on scheme closures, mergers and wind-ups, DC bulk transfers and supporting on pensions aspects of corporate transactions.
Alicia also provides pensions advice to fast growth businesses establishing a presence in the UK. She helps them comply with their auto-enrolment obligations and salary sacrifice arrangements. These businesses span a range of sectors, particularly the Tech, Media and Comms, Energy and Financial Services sectors.
Alicia exudes advice which is "thorough, clear and concise." - Legal 500
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
Digitalisation is unavoidable, and the pensions industry is not immune. I am helping trustees prepare for the compulsory connection of their scheme's data to pensions dashboards that will be introduced from 2023. I also work with OC Solutions to develop innovative digital ways of providing our legal services in a way that is most helpful to our pensions clients.
I am passionate about breaking down barriers to progression in the legal industry, whatever those barriers may be. I seek out opportunities to provide access and insight into the legal profession for those who might not otherwise have them. As a volunteer in the legal internship programme organised by 'upReach', I provided mock interviews to aspiring trainees from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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