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Alison Brown

Alison Brown

Executive Partner, West

Alison is the Executive Partner, West and also Managing Partner for the Employment, Pensions and Incentives practice group.



Alison’s practice spans all aspects of pensions advisory, transactional and litigation matters. She has extensive experience advising employers and trustees on pension scheme creation, maintenance and termination, as well as on the pension-related implications of corporate transactions and restructurings.

Alison also has considerable experience dealing with the UK Pensions Regulator, and conducting proceedings before the Pensions Ombudsman and the High Court. 

Chambers ranks Alison as a leader in her field. Sources say: "She is very knowledgeable and very experienced.“ Chambers UK 2018, Pensions

She is a member of the UK Association of Pensions Lawyers and is a regular speaker at external events. 

Alison has recently advised:

  • Pension Insurance Corporation plc on their buyout of approximately £2.4 billion with the trustees of the Philips Pension Fund, which was the UK's largest full buy-out to date

  • Institute & Faculty of Actuaries in relation to two bulk annuity transactions

  • Severn Trent on the merger and closure of its UK defined benefit pension arrangements

  • Time Warner on pensions aspects of the separation of Time Inc., its global publishing business, as well as on a range of issues relating to its UK and international pension arrangements

  • Coats Group (formerly Guinness Peat Group) on its settlement of the Pensions Regulator investigations, including its restructuring and funding arrangements as part of the process for changing the employer support for the pension schemes


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