Gabrielle is an experienced pensions lawyer who joined Stevens & Bolton LLP in 2013. She trained and worked in the pensions department of Linklaters before joining the pensions department of Travers Smith LLP in 2007.
Gabrielle advises employers and trustees of occupational pension schemes (both defined benefit and defined contribution) on a broad range of pensions matters including automatic enrolment; scheme amendments and changes to benefit structures; scheme funding issues; scheme governance; member-related issues such as benefit questions, pension sharing orders or high-earner tax questions; the operation of the Pension Regulator’s powers; and entry into the Pension Protection Fund. Gabrielle also has extensive experience in advising on the pensions elements of corporate activity.
Gabrielle is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers. Gabrielle is also listed as a leading pensions advisor in The Legal 500 and Chambers UK, in which she is highly recommended by clients for her “very efficient and accommodating” style, as well as her ability to “summarise the key issues very concisely”. In Chambers UK clients have described Gabrielle as "responsive, pragmatic and adaptable" and also as "enormously helpful" by one client, who also highlights her "thorough, clear and accurate advice". In The Legal 500 clients say she "always provides excellent legal, technical and commercial advice in a highly responsive and pragmatic manner".