Beverly Cox practices in the London Pensions practice as Of 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. A growing area of Beverly’s practice relates to defined contribution schemes and, in particular, how those schemes may be adapted to be used for auto-enrolment.
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.