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Julia Ward

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Julia Ward Senior knowledge development lawyer

Contact details

Julia Ward

Julia Ward
Senior knowledge development lawyer

T: +44 20 7809 2028 Email Julia | vCard Office: London

Julia is an experienced pensions lawyer who acts as a senior knowledge development lawyer for the pensions team.
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As a senior knowledge development lawyer, Julia remains at the forefront of legal developments in the pensions industry and ensures that the team is kept up to date with legal and policy changes.

Julia delivers legal training, drafts client briefings, updates the team's precedent documents and works closely with the innovation team to assist with developing bespoke solutions to increase efficiency and value for money.

Prior to becoming a senior knowledge development lawyer, Julia practiced as a pensions associate for a number of years. She provided advice to both trustees and sponsors on day to day advisory matters as well as providing the pensions advice for complex and high value corporate transactions.

Latest news & insights

07 Sep 2022

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Court declares change of RPI to CPIH lawful

A number of pension funds have challenged the decision of the then-Chancellor and the UKSA to align RPI with CPIH. In this alert we discuss the outcome of that challen..

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30 Aug 2022

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Pensions podcasts

The Stephenson Harwood pensions podcasts provide an overview of key legal developments relating to occupational pension scheme and how they impact scheme members, trus..

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02 Aug 2022

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New approach to funding defined benefit pension schemes

The Pension Schemes Act 2021 provided for a framework for a new defined benefit funding regime. In particular, the framework would require defined benefit schemes to h..

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15 Jun 2022

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Risk management, reduced recovery plans and mitigation—TPR’s Annual Funding Statement 2022

Writing for LexisNexis, senior knowledge development lawyer Julia Ward examines the key themes in the Pension Regulator's Annual Funding Statement 2022.

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11 May 2022

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Has the scope for ESG investments by pension schemes widened?

A recent case (Butler-Sloss and others v Charity Commission for England and Wales) has been handed down where the court has permitted the trustees of two charities to ..

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24 Feb 2022

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Pensions snapshot - February 2022

This edition of snapshot looks at the latest legal developments in pensions.

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23 Sep 2021

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Pensions snapshot - September 2021

This edition of snapshot looks at the latest legal developments in pensions.

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17 Mar 2021

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Pensions snapshot - March 2021

This edition of snapshot looks at the latest legal developments in pensions.

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01 Feb 2021

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The Pension Schemes Bill - Just the beginning?

It was widely anticipated in the pensions industry that the Bill would receive Royal Assent at the end of 2020. It has now passed through all of the Parliamentary stag..

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26 Jan 2021

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Pensions snapshot - February 2021

This edition of snapshot looks at the latest legal developments in pensions.

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06 Jan 2021

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The impact of Brexit on pension schemes

When the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020, a transitional period started during which the relationship between the UK and the EU continued as if the UK were still a p..

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02 Dec 2020

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The composition of the Retail Prices Index set to change

The composition of the RPI is set to change from February 2030. RPI index values will be calculated using the same methods and data sources that are used to calculate ..

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01 Dec 2020

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Pensions snapshot - December 2020

This edition of snapshot looks at the latest legal developments in pensions.

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26 Oct 2020

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Pension fund management services provided to defined benefit schemes not exempt from VAT

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has put an end to any suggestion that pension fund management services provided to occupational pension schemes are V..

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07 Jan 2020

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Could PPF levies be on the rise?

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has recently had to re-think the level of benefits it provides members following the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) de..

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30 Oct 2019

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The Pension Schemes Bill – new powers for the Pensions Regulator

The Pension Schemes Bill proposes changes to a number of areas of pensions law. This briefing takes a look at some of the key points that sponsors and trustees should ..

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