Jane Marshall

Graduates' Association Member of Court

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Jane Marshall graduated with a first class honours degree in Law from the University of Dundee in 1975.

She qualified as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1978 following professional study in Newcastle and articles of clerkship in Norwich.
Immediately following qualification she married William, a chartered accountant whose first job was in Kingston Jamaica, and worked in a Kingston law firm until the couple returned to the UK in 1981.

Wishing to work in the City, she joined Lovell White & King in the embryonic field of pensions law. A founder member of the Association of Pension Lawyers, she worked as a pensions lawyer until her retirement from full time legal practice in 2014. She has appeared for many years in legal directories as a leading pensions specialist and has written widely on pensions issues, including books on pension disputes and on the Pensions Acts 1995 and 2004. She has sat on industry committees, most recently the legal panel of the National Association of Pension Funds. She was part of the NAPF team that gave evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee when it considered the law on pensions and divorce. She led the pensions team on water privatisation, established industry wide arrangements in the nuclear industry and has advised employers and trustee boards on a variety of pensions issues.

Jane has a particular interest in international pensions issues, stemming from her membership of an NAPF/EFRP committee on cross border schemes. The work of that committee was heavily drawn on in the subsequent IORP Directive. She is a member of the International Pensions and Employee Benefits Association and is a frequent speaker at its conferences.

Jane was a founder and managing partner of pensions boutique Ellison Westhorp. On its merger with national law firm Hammond Suddards, she became head of the merged firm’s pensions practice and oversaw its growth to a specialist team of more than 40 pensions lawyers. She led the firm’s London office until her appointment as a partner of Macfarlanes LLP. She now runs her own consulting firm specialising in governance and is a director of the Pensions Archive Trust.

Jane is still married to William and has four children. Her interests include gardens and military history.

Declared Interests

Declared Interests
Start of Term on Court 1 August 2015
Employment  None
Directorships The Pensions Archive Trust
Other pecuniary interests Beneficial interest in husband's property investment business (unincorporated). No property investment in Scotland.
Any other disclosure None
Related parties None
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