'Beverly Cox is easy to work with and a safe pair of hands'
Legal 500 2020

Overview

Beverly Cox practises in the London Pensions practice as counsel. She acts for a wide range of pension schemes and advises on all aspects of pension scheme design and management, including drafting rule amendments to implement the increasingly complex benefit structures which schemes can develop over the years. She has particular experience of defined benefit schemes and questions arising from the participation and withdrawal of employers and restructuring of employer groups. She advises pension scheme trustees in relation to proposals for benefit changes by scheme sponsors and scheme funding negotiations. Over recent years, Beverly has provided advice on several bulk transfers of money purchase scheme members to master trusts, and also has experience of advising on scheme wind-ups. She is a member of the cross-departmental team comprising pensions, insurance and finance specialists who work together advising on buy-ins of pensioner and deferred member liabilities, including medically underwritten buy-ins.

Beverly regularly conducts trustee training seminars, both as part of Mayer Brown’s own training programme and bespoke training for individual trustee boards. She has a particular focus on pension scheme governance, helping trustees to enhance their knowledge and understanding of pensions law and to improve the governance and administration of their schemes.

Spoken Languages

  • English

Education

The College of Law

University of Oxford, Somerville College

Admissions

  • England and Wales

Memberships

  • Association of Pension Lawyers
  • 'Beverly Cox is easy to work with and a safe pair of hands' (Legal 500 2020)