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Monica has advised on employee benefits for over 20 years, specialising particularly in pensions and share incentive arrangements. She has wide-ranging experience of all types of employee benefits work, including the establishment of share incentive plans and pension plans. She also provides support on the employee benefits aspects of corporate transactions including M&As, flotations, joint ventures, and corporate restructures as well as executive termination.

I have been the Chairman of the Trustees of the Anheuser - Busch InBev UK pension plans for 13 years and Monica has been our legal adviser throughout that time. Monica has always combined a deep technical knowledge of UK pension law and practice with a practical and commercial approach. I have particularly valued the fact that she would always look for ways to achieve the Trustees’ objectives, try to anticipate problems and proactively suggest solutions. Monica is an excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing. She has a great relationship with the Trustees as well as the other pension plan advisers who all enjoyed working with her. She is highly professional, a delight with whom to work and someone you would want on your side.

David Coldwell
FCA

Working with Monica is always a pleasure. Her pragmatic, clear and concise approach when dealing with legal matters is a refreshing change. Monica is able to relate to non-legal professionals with a style that helps to give clarity and understanding, even when dealing with the most complicated of legal matters- which is greatly appreciated! All requests that Monica undertakes are managed in a diligent, timely, precise and thoroughly professional manner. We certainly would not hesitate recommending her services.

Jon Haylett, EUM Pension Manager
Schlumberger PLC

Monica is among the very best advisors with whom I have had dealings with and, when looking specifically at pensions, she has not been surpassed. When advising on extremely demanding and complex issues, Monica displayed great patience, skill and professionalism in guiding the trustees through them in a way that ensured they fully met their duties and obligations while working in real partnership with the employer to help it achieve pressing corporate objectives. She has earned our respect and admiration for her commitment and dedication as our advisor, acting always to the highest of professional standards. Monica has an unfailing ability to bring clarity and confidence to her clients by the provision of timely and practical advice. She combines this with a willingness to think commercially and strategically and drive to find solutions. She also has an ease and pleasant charm that make her an exceptional person with whom to work.

Ron Northedge, Human Resources Director
Markel International

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