Services for Trustees

Trustee Advice

The last thirty years have seen a constant increase in regulation, legislation and guidance relating to the role of the pension scheme trustees. At ARC Pensions Law, we believe that pension scheme trustees require more than simply having problems identified; they need clear, practical solutions and advice on how to navigate the complexities that touch all areas of the trustee’s role.


Our highly experienced team understands that trustees require the full range of defined benefit, defined contribution and hybrid schemes, whether large boards or sole appointments. Our advice is tailored to the individual needs of clients’ schemes. We assist with benefit queries, use of discretions, funding, administrative and investment issues that trustees deal with in the course of their duties. Our advisors can help to manage roles and responsibilities effectively, assisting in the development of strategies to ensure best practice in pension scheme management.

Gender reassignment and the state pension—fair play for all?

The Upper Tribunal allowed the Secretary of State’s appeals against two decisions of the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) concerning the entitlement of the respondents, who had been male at birth but had undergone gender reassignment surgery, to claim their retirement pensions at the state pensionable age for women, even though they did not have a gender recognition certificate under the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA 2004)....

Lloyds Bank test case finally grasps the nettle of GMP equalisation

In 1990, in between the release of Nelson Mandela from captivity and the fall of the Berlin Wall, was a development even more dramatic in the world of pensions: the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling in the Barber case that pensions were pay and therefore had to be equal between men and women....

Our vision

is to provide the highest quality, specialist pensions law advice and support for those involved in running workplace pension schemes

Our strategy

is to attract talented, dynamic individuals who share our values and support them in giving their best to our clients

Our values

Teamwork, contribution, integrity and respect
are core to who we are

ARC Pensions Law:

Pension schemes are our workplace,

Pensions law is our focus

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