Spence & Partners, the UK pension actuaries and administration specialists, today announces that it has appointed Martha Quinn as Consultant. The newly created role will provide legal support throughout the Spence Group and will benefit the business and its clients. Martha will also assume responsibility for managing and strengthening relationships with key law firms. Brian Spence CEO of Spence and Partners, commented: “While pension freedom has resulted in far more choice and clarity for members, the complexity behind the scenes has grown enormously. It will be Martha’s role to ensure that our team and clients fully understand the new world we are now in, along with all the nuances within it. We already have a leading role in advising in the charity sector and Martha’s wealth of experience around multi-employer pension schemes, public sector out-sourcing and wider legal and governance issues will further enhance our offering in this area. With two decades of experience in pension law, and advising on everything from industry wide schemes to mergers and acquisitions, we are very much looking forward to Martha joining the team, and the contribution she will be able to make.” Martha said: “We are at such a crucial point in the UK pension market’s landscape. While the level of complexity is ever-changing, the level of legislation and jargon that clients and companies like Spence must navigate through is simply unprecedented. My experience will help Spence to help its clients fully understand everything they need to know about the legal framework they need to operate in. “I’ve watched Spence grow in size and stature over the years, and right now is a very exciting time to become part of the team.” Martha has vast experience in pension law gained over twenty years working in London and Scotland. Throughout this time, she has advised employers, trustees and pension providers on a range of issues in the public, private and not for profit sectors, and established the pension practice for a now leading Scottish law firm. Martha is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers, the International Pension Employee Benefits Lawyers Association and the Financial Services Lawyers Association. She also sits on the NAPF charities working group.
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