Catherine Lonergan is an associate in the Pensions Practice Group, based in Leeds. She joined Squire Sanders in 2010.
Catherine trained with Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw in London including spending time in their highly regarded pensions team. She then worked in the dispute resolution team at DLA Piper LLP in Leeds for a number of years where she specialised in litigation relating to tax, trusts and pensions. During this time Catherine had extensive experience in advising trustees and sponsoring companies on professional negligence claims against professional advisers including solicitors, actuaries and plan administrators. She also has experience of applications to court for rectification of plan deeds and rules and for directions as to the administration of pension plans.
Catherine has specialised in non-contentious pensions law since 2007. She advises both trustees and sponsoring employers on a broad range of pensions-related issues including drafting plan documentation, closure to accrual of benefits, putting in place PPF-compliant and other contingent assets, clearance applications and corporate support work.