Tracy specialises in the delivery of strategic advice on a wide range of pension issues to clients with complex pension scheme arrangements. She has a wealth of experience advising on the structure for scheme mergers, and the negotiation of scheme closures/benefit re-design, acting variously for employers and trustees. She has particular expertise in relation to the employer debt regime, the pensions aspects of corporate transactions (including sale, purchase and restructure), and the Pensions Regulator’s moral hazard powers.
Tracy also heads up the Public Sector Pensions Unit within the pensions team. As such, she is responsible for co-ordinating the pensions advice to clients operating in the public and third sectors. Tracy is a specialist in relation to the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme, the Local Government Pension Scheme, the NHS Pension Scheme and the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. She has presented a number of seminars to these clients on relevant subjects including the implications of Old and New Fair Deal.
Tracy Walsh provides "a first class advisory service, cutting through complexity and working well both with my in-house team, Board and other advisers, particularly actuaries."
Tracy Walsh is "a pragmatic lawyer who is able to translate the complex language of pensions law into ordinary English."
Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2016 recognises Tracy as an expert on matters in the public and voluntary sector. Clients say: "She is an excellent all-round adviser and has detailed knowledge of pensions law, and of current issues and practice."
Clients say that Tracy is "very proactive and responsive".