International law firm Osborne Clarke has recruited Carol Dick as a partner in its pensions team.  

Carol joins the firm from PwC where she had been a senior manager for six years.  Prior to that she spent seven years in the pensions practice at Squire Patton Boggs, the latter four as a partner. 

Carol has over 20 years' experience advising trustees and employers on all aspects of their pensions arrangements, including funding issues, benefit design changes, pensions liability management exercises and rectification projects. Carol has particular recent experience in helping employers and trustees navigate the path to buying-out benefits with insurers and exploring the different solutions now available.    

Carol Dick commented: "I am very excited to be joining Osborne Clarke's well established and highly regarded pensions team at a time when the demands on trustees and employers alike continue to be as challenging as ever. I am looking forward to being part of this growing team and contributing to its continued success."  

Jonathan Hazlett, head of pensions, Osborne Clarke, commented: "We are extremely pleased that Carol has agreed to join us.  She has a wealth of incredible experience both as a partner at Squires and as a senior manager at PwC.  This is another important step in our strategic plan to build the size and experience of the practice to strengthen its services to employers and trustees on all areas of pensions law and practice."

With Carol's arrival, Osborne Clarke's pensions practice now comprises eight partners, 20 lawyers and six specialist support staff.  The practice operates from the firm's three UK offices in London, Reading and Bristol and is headed by Jonathan Hazlett.

In May this year, Osborne Clarke from BDB Pitmans including partners, David Hosford and Chris Netiatis.  

Osborne Clarke's pensions clients range from billion-pound schemes such as the Pension Protection Fund, the Local Government Pension Schemes, Imperial Tobacco and BAE Systems , to smaller schemes with assets of several million pounds.

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