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Victoria Thompson-Hill

Associate
Baker & McKenzie Services Limited

Biography

Vicky is a senior associate and professional support lawyer in the Pensions Department. She qualified in 2006, and joined the Firm in 2010. She is a member of the Association of Pensions Lawyers.

Practice Focus

Vicky advises both employers and trustees and has particular expertise in legal knowledge management, given her dual role as a Professional Support Lawyer. Vicky advises on all aspects of UK pensions law, with a particular focus on funding matters, scheme mergers, wind-ups and liability management.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted for the trustees of a large defined benefit pension scheme in relation to a bulk annuity contract.
  • Assisted in relation to a sectionalised DB and DC scheme merger.
  • Acted for several sets of trustees in connection with the winding-up and termination of their defined benefit pension schemes.
  • Advised both employers and trustees with regards to closing their defined benefit pension plans to future accrual and the impact of "salary link" issues.
  • Advised in relation to various pensions disputes with the Pensions Ombudsman.

Admissions

  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2006)

Education

  • Nottingham Law School (GDL) (2004)
  • Nottingham Law School (LPC) (2004)
  • University of Cambridge (Modern and Medieval Languages) (2002)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish