Isobel Carruthers

Senior Counsel

Isobel is Senior Counsel in our Pensions, Employment and Incentives group, having joined Slaughter and May in 2017.  She has over 20 years’ experience on all aspects of pensions law, including scheme reorganisations, benefit redesign and scheme valuations.  Her practice has a particular focus on industry-wide schemes.

She is ranked individually in Chambers which notes that she is "extremely knowledgeable and experienced,” and she is recognised in Legal 500 as “very sharp”.

Isobel is the Secretary of the Association of Pension Lawyers, a member of its Main Committee and organised the Association’s Annual Conference in 2019.

Work highlights include acting for:

  • The Trustee of the Railways Pension Scheme (for two decades), including in relation to benefit design change, employer restructurings, franchise changes, scheme valuations and transfers; and
  • A major electricity company, on all pensions matters, including consolidation of its pension schemes, benefit redesign and pensions aspects of its acquisitions.