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Verity Cruse, Associate at Penningtons Manches
Areas of expertise: Pensions


Verity is a senior associate in our pensions team, providing specialist support on corporate deals, including share and business sales, as well as advice for individuals on their personal pension arrangements. She joined Penningtons Manches Cooper’s Guildford office in 2015 having previously worked for a magic circle law firm as well as in-house for the Pension Protection Fund.

She assists pension scheme sponsors and trustees of both private occupational pension schemes and large public and industry-wide schemes on a broad range of matters, including benefit design and funding, scheme mergers, closures and wind ups, discrimination and member complaints. With a strong interest in public sector pension schemes, she has previously worked on projects such as the establishment of the Care Quality Commission, which involved scheme members transferring from three separate public sector schemes, and with the Home Office and National Policing Improvement Authority.

Verity is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers and volunteers at the Pensions Advisory Service.

Recent work highlights

  • Advising a corporate trustee on obtaining a group company guarantee of a multi-employer pension scheme.
  • Preparing flexible apportionment arrangements for scheme sponsors relating to their pension debt.
  • Assessing the merits of individuals’ complaints regarding their pension arrangements.

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