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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 Dash­boards
Pen­sions dash­boards are di­git­al in­ter­faces that will en­able people to see all their pen­sion sav­ings on­line and in one place.The Act lays out the frame­work for a pub­licly owned dash­board ser­vice, to be ad­min­istered by the Money and Pen­sions Ser­vice (“MaPS”). In ad­di­tion, com­mer­cial pro­viders in the private sec­tor will be able to provide dash­board ser­vices which meet the re­quire­ments of the Act.A “qual­i­fy­ing pen­sions dash­board ser­vice” is de­scribed in the Act as “an elec­tron­ic com­mu­nic­a­tions ser­vice by means of which in­form­a­tion about pen­sions may be re­ques­ted by, and provided to, an in­di­vidu­al or a per­son au­thor­ised by the in­di­vidu­al”.Trust­ees and man­agers of oc­cu­pa­tion­al pen­sion schemes will be re­quired to sub­mit pre­scribed scheme in­form­a­tion to these dash­boards.