Michaela's experience includes pension 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. Michaela also has experience in advising in relation to the new Fair Deal.
Michaela is a member of Sackers’ international pensions team and has experience advising a multinational employer considering setting up a new trust-based international pension scheme. Her recent work has involved advising clients facing significant change in their pension fund arrangements. This advice includes merging schemes, introducing CARE arrangements, raising member contributions, altering future service accrual and analysing the employer’s contribution covenant. Michaela represents the firm at Ius Laboris events and conferences.