Jane Higgins


Jane advises trustees and employers on a wide range of pensions issues. 

Jane advises the trustees of a subsidiary of a financial institution on matters ranging from board governance to the impact of regulatory reform, and on 2018's industry test case regarding GMP equalisation.

Jane has particular expertise in pensions issues affecting financial institutions and the impact of banking reform.

Jane is a regular contributor to the wider pensions industry – she was previously a member of the APL’s Main Committee and was previously on its Education and Seminars Committee (responsible for organising junior workshops), and the SPP’s PR and Legislation Committees.


Pro bono

Trustee of Governors for Schools

Speaking Engagements

Speaking at German Pensions Day (Dusseldorf) - 24/11/2016

Speaking at PMI - 10/5/2018

Participant in Law Debenture Debate - 14/05/2018

Speaking on GMP Equalisation at SPP Conference - 21/09/2018

Jane Higgins has a remarkable breadth of experience; she is incredibly hard working, with unrivalled attention to detail, completely focused on delivering for clients.
Legal 500 UK 2021 (Pensions (Non-Contentious))
Her strengths are good technical knowledge, pragmatism and quick turnaround.
Chambers UK 2021 (Pensions)



Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2007

Law Society Association of Pensions Lawyers


BA (Hons) Jurisprudence, Oxford University
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