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Alison Matthews


Alison is a consultant in the firm's corporate division, specialising in insurance law and regulation.



Alison has specialised in insurance law and regulation for over 25 years. Her practice involves advising UK and EEA insurers and intermediaries on a range of issues including most recently the regulatory perimeter, the implications of Brexit for the operation of cross-border insurance businesses, the introduction of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime and Solvency II.  Alison is the joint consulting editor of “A Practitioner’s Guide to Solvency II” (Sweet & Maxwell, 2016).

Recent experience includes:

  • the implications of Brexit for cross-border activities and for group supervision
  • Solvency II rules on group supervision, ring-fenced funds, contract boundaries and governance
  • the regulatory perimeter and the application of the passport to cross-border activities
  • the implications of Solvency II for reinsurance arrangements
  • structuring assets for use of the matching adjustment under Solvency II
  • advice to a leading UK life mutual on its response to changes to the regulatory regime for with-profits business