Ruth Bamforth is a barrister in Walker Morris’ pensions team.
Ruth has specialised in pensions law for 17 years. She joined Walker Morris in 2015, having practised in the City and at the Leeds office of an international law firm.
Ruth has an interest in the pensions issues faced by charities and is a member of the National Association of Pension Funds working group looking at those issues. She has also considerable experience of advising scheme sponsors and trustees on a wide range of matters, including scheme re-organisations, amendments and wind-ups. Ruth’s expertise also covers the pensions aspects of banking and corporate transactions.
Ruth is a regular writer and speaker on pensions issues and has a particular interest in client training. She is a joint author of Tolley’s Pensions Law. Ruth is a full member of the Association of Pension Lawyers and is a member of the legislative and parliamentary sub-committee. She is a committee member of the PMI Yorkshire Group and the NAPF Northern Counties Group.
This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Ruth Bamforth of Walker Morris, considers the particular pensions issues which arise when a charity takes on outsourced services from a local authority which participates in the LGPS. The LGPS is a defined benefit occupational pension scheme which provides pension benefits for, broadly speaking, local authorities and private sector contractors who have been admitted to participation.
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