Deborah Shumate


Deborah is a Senior Associate in Trowers & Hamlins' Employment and Pensions department, which she joined in January 2018.

Deborah advises employers and trustees in relation to contentious and non-contentious pensions matters.

Her recent experience includes advising employing bodies (including ALMOs and Schedule Bodies) on interpreting and applying the provisions of the regulations governing the LGPS, negotiating statutory conversions for employer bodies and guiding both the authorities, funds and employing bodies through this obscure legislative process.

Deborah is a member of the APL.

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Plugging the pension fund gap

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Employee shareholder status was not terminated by subsequent service agreement

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Whistleblowing and reasonable belief in public interest

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Holidays for term-time only workers not subject to pro rata reduction

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WEC proposes changes to enforcement of discrimination rights

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Updated guidance launched by Home Office on modern slavery victims

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