Michaela Berry is our exclusively recommended Pension Law expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Michaela using the contact details listed above.
Michaela is a specialist pension lawyer with many years’ experience of a wide range of pensions issues. This has included scheme set-up and wind-up, mergers and advice to clients on the pension aspects of corporate acquisitions and disposals. She provides guidance to trustees and employers on compliance with legislation.
Michaela heads the firm’s Public Sector team where she advises both local authorities and private employers in relation to public sector outsourcing, including establishing passport schemes and providing advice on admission to the LGPS, as well as advising in relation to the new Fair Deal.
She is also a member of our international pensions team and has experience advising a multinational employer considering setting up a new trust based international pension scheme. Michaela represents the firm at Ius Laboris events and conferences.
Her recent work has involved advising clients facing significant change in their pension fund arrangements, including merging schemes, introducing CARE arrangements, raising member contributions and altering future service accrual and analysing the employer’s contribution covenant.