Jane Morrott Legal Director

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 2003 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Primary office:  Birmingham

Jane Morrott

Jane advises on a wide range of pensions matters. She spent a number of years in a senior in-house advisory role at the Pension Protection Fund with a particular focus on pensions, governance and regulatory matters, in particular advising on restructuring and insolvency transactions. Jane has particular knowledge of PPF multi-employer issues.

She has significant experience of managing complex pension issues in light of cross-disciplinary legal and regulatory issues to deliver pragmatic client-focused solutions, whilst balancing the interests of different stakeholders.


  • Drafting deeds of amendment to implement benefit design changes including closure to accrual and introducing new member options.
  • Advising in relation to DC discharge issues, in particular using transfer without consent powers and impact of such exercises on DC Code compliance.
  • Advising on a full benefit specification review as part of a pensioner buy-in.
  • Advising project boards on implementation of significant operational projects in delivering new services to pension scheme members and implementing significant legal changes to member benefits.
  • Supporting Trustees in assessing the impact of proposed scheme de-sectionalisation, options to retain sectionalisation and advising on legal and practical steps following de-sectionalisation.
  • Advising the purchaser in relation to share and asset purchase of part of a corporate group with three historic defined benefit schemes and transferring two of those schemes through flexible apportionment arrangements.
  • Handling claims from DC and DB schemes in relation to the Fraud Compensation Fund, particularly in relation to pensions liberation issues

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2024

    • Career
      July 2024
      Gowling WLG (UK), Legal Director
  • 2020

    • Career
      July 2020
      Gowling WLG (UK), Principal Associate
  • 2019

    • Career
      Gowling WLG (UK), Senior Associate
  • 2009

    • Career
      Board of the Pension Protection Fund, Senior Lawyer
  • 2005

    • Career
      Board of the Pension Protection Fund, Lawyer
  • 2004

    • Career
      Pinsent Masons, Solicitor
  • 2003

    • Career
      Shoosmiths, Assistant Solicitor
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 2001

    • Career
      Shoosmiths, Trainee
    • Education
      Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, LPC
  • 1999

    • Education
      London School of Economics, LL.M
  • 1998

    • Education
      London School of Economics, LL.B