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Kate Payne


Kate has many years of experience advising trustees and employers in relation to all aspects of pensions law.

She has advised them on scheme mergers and benefit changes including closure to new entrants and to further accrual. Kate has also been involved in a number of liability management exercises to help schemes look more attractive to insurers as well as offering members opportunities to reshape their benefits .

She has also been involved in projects to transfer DC benefits from hybrid schemes to master trusts and more recently Kate has also advised trustees on asset backed funding agreements, LDI investment and buy-ins and buy-outs.

Kate has also worked on multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions and restructurings including for distressed companies. She has also supported central government on significant outsourcing projects including one that resulted in the first private sector provider participating in the Civil Service Pension Scheme.

Kate Payne handles matters ranging from scheme mergers and benefit changes to liability management exercises. Clients say: “She is excellent in respect of the quality of her advice and her responsiveness to our requirements.”

Chambers UK 2020

Kate Payne has extensive experience advising corporate clients and trustees on the full gamut of pensions law. Clients say: “She is extremely knowledgeable with a practical tilt to her advice and counsel.”

Chambers UK 2019

Kate Payne “provides a first-class service in terms of her pensions knowledge and responsiveness to our needs”

Chambers UK 2017

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