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Alexandra Tomlinson

Senior Associate

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Alex is a Senior Associate in the Pensions Team.  Alex joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in 2010 and qualified into the pensions department in 2012, having spent six months there as a trainee.  

Alex advises trustees, employers and providers on a range of contentious and non-contentious pension issues.  In addition to advising on day-to-day pension matters, she has particular expertise in advising on contentious pensions matters including Part 7 and Part 8 pensions litigation.

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"A ‘Rising Star’ for Pensions: Dispute Resolution."

Legal 500, 2020

Relevant experience

  • BT’s Part 8 RPI/CPI litigation.     
  • Six-month secondment to a large pension service provider to advise on contentious pensions matters.
  • Ongoing advice in relation to scheme amendments, benefit queries, disputes, scheme governance, auto-enrolment and data protection issues.
  • Dispute resolution advice, including the conduct of substantial professional negligence claims and Pension Ombudsman complaints. 
  • Advice on scheme mergers and scheme funding arrangements, including in respect of PPF eligibility and contingent asset certification.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Full Member , Association of Pensions Lawyers
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  • Contributor to the Pensions Law Handbook (15th Edition), Bloomsbury Professional.
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  • 2009 – Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, London.
  • 2008 – LL.B., University of Exeter, Exeter.
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Pensions Ombudsman Update - January 2024
Welcome to the latest regular Pensions Ombudsman Update from the CMS Pensions Team. The Pensions Ombudsman resolves many cases every year which are not only important for the parties concerned, but can...