Charlotte Abell


Charlotte advises trustees and employers on a wide range of pensions matters including governance, risk reduction, regulatory compliance, winding up pension schemes, restructuring pension arrangements and corporate transactions.


Representative matters

Charlotte’s recent experience includes: 
Advising a sponsor on a market-leading de-risking project to help secure benefits for members. 
Advising the trustees of a large pension fund in relation to a change of administrator. 
Advising a sponsor in relation to the closure of its defined benefit pension scheme to future accrual. 
Assisting a major financial services provider on putting in place arrangements to support its Irish pension schemes. 
Advising employers in relation to compliance with automatic enrolment legislation.

Pro bono

School governor of a primary school in the West Midlands. 
Advising a women’s rights charity in relation to their suite of contracts. 
Delivering legal sessions in schools through A&O’s involvement in the Legal Experts in Schools programme.



England and Wales, 2020


MA (Cantab), Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge, 2016
Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP University, 2017 
Legal Practice Course, BPP University, 2018
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.