Who we are
Jane Marshall, Partner
A founder member of the Association of Pension Lawyers, a former committee member of the National Association of Pension Funds and a leading City pensions specialist, Jane understands the issues driving change for companies, trustee boards and intermediaries. She has acted for a wide variety of household names, such as KFC, GE and Pernod Ricard.
Jane is noted for her communication and project management skills – especially on large projects – and her ability to promote constructive working relationships between scheme sponsors and trustee boards. She is particularly interested in the policy response of business to evolving pensions regulation, such as that anticipated in EU Directive IORP 2, or devised to remedy the so-called governance gap for contract-based schemes. She was the principal author of Macfarlanes LLP’s response to the Law Commission’s recent review of the law of fiduciary obligations.
Jane began her City pensions career with Lovell White & King (now Hogan Lovells). She was a founder partner of boutique pensions law firm Ellison Westhorp with Robin Ellison and acted on many of its biggest client assignments, including advising the water industry at privatisation, establishing new arrangements for the newly created Financial Services Authority and advising ICI, Cornhill Insurance and Elementis. On Ellison Westhorp’s 1995 merger with national firm Hammond Suddards (now Squire Sanders), Jane became head of the firm’s pensions practice and oversaw its national and international expansion to a team of more than 40 specialist pension lawyers. She joined Macfarlanes LLP in 2006, stepping down from the partnership in 2014.
William Marshall, Partner
A chartered accountant and former partner of KPMG, William is a very experienced venture manager/developer with a track record of successful project management, deal negotiation and issue/conflict resolution – all with a focus on profit and cash generation and based on long-standing accounting and consulting expertise. As a principal, now managing a portfolio of over 160 residential and commercial units, William has grown a property business to gross assets of £16m from £6m and has developed a network of business partners to continue the success of this business. He also continues to oversee investments in other unquoted ventures in software and personal development. Along with two partners, William organised a £12m management buy-in to OSI, a successful consulting/project management business. He grew turnover from £9.5m to £58m over four years, employing some 400 fee-earners with £4bn of projects under management and oversaw expansion of financial sector into North America and Continental Europe. He then sold the business for £120m to Xsansa. As a consulting practitioner, he has in-depth experience of setting strategy, liaising with client directors and boards, designing programmes of work, recruiting and building project teams, selecting suppliers and software and managing delivery and implementation. When at KPMG, William specialised in implementation of large-scale systems and packaged software for large financial institutions. Made partner in 1990, he worked with a group of partners to develop the Systems Implementation practice, growing it to £18m turnover and 160 people. Before this, William audited numerous London-based financial institutions, carried out insolvency and investigation work and was seconded as accountant for the London branch of a European bank. He spent two years in Kingston, Jamaica auditing subsidiaries of UK and US multi-nationals. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Marshall Consulting has a network of associates who are expert in different aspects of the pensions world who can be called upon to assist with projects. We always aim to match our team as closely as possible to your project’s requirements.