Our firm comprises the country’s best experts, working solely in the world of pensions and advising on all things pensions-related, from scheme advisory to governance, regulatory and compliance.

We believe that the future of legal services is about strength through focus. It provides clients with a unique commitment to achieving their goals. Our role to assess the diverse and wide-ranging changes in law and business, and apply them to the world of pensions. We work with over 200 trustees and employers, plus a range of other parties in the industry like administrators, actuaries, consultants, investment funds and other law firms who rely on our unique expertise.

The experience and credibility of our team, our unyielding focus, our significant influence and our agile structure mean that we are uniquely placed to deliver the UK’s leading advisory service in pensions law.

What are we like to work with? We’re unstuffy, pragmatic, approachable, and down-to-earth. We manage projects, relationships and change, brilliantly. Put simply, we’re the sort of people you want to work with time and time again.

“We are working with Arc’s team in Leeds, having also worked with them for a number of years at their previous firm. We like their user-friendly style and practical approach to solving problems. We know that they use their technical expertise to help us achieve our aims and avoid unwanted risk. They’re pragmatic and clear, providing an excellent service.”

Lynne Rawcliffe, Scheme Pensions Manager – BASF Plc

“We are very grateful to have had the support of Arc Pensions Law throughout the process of our latest acquisition in the UK, TSP Projects Ltd. As a French owned organisation, Systra benefitted greatly from the specialist knowledge available at Arc Pensions Law and clear articulation of the mechanics of the defined benefits pension scheme.”

Andrew McNaughton, Systra

“The team at Arc not only conveyed the requirements and operation of the law on pensions but also understood the dynamics of the business and its operations as well as the needs, interest and constraints of the other stakeholders – instilling confidence in the directors and senior managers of the company. An important and effective partner throughout this demanding process”.

Abs Bokhari, Director – Hoover Limited

“Arc continues to provide the Trustee with clear and concise advice across a number of subject areas, at a very reasonable cost. They are very accessible, willing to take the lead where appropriate, are always prompt in responding and keep the Trustee updated on progress for longer term projects. I have no hesitation in recommending them”

Ian Penfold, Chair of Trustees – PremierFirst Vehicle Rental Pension Scheme

“We have found Arc Pensions Law works very well alongside our own lawyers in bringing their specialist knowledge to our transactional and restructuring work. We find they are responsive and commercial and understand the needs of our clients as well as the legal technicalities”.

Jonathan Wood, Partner – Weil Gotshal

“Quite simply, they are the best in the market by some margin, in terms of quality of service, responsiveness, being user friendly, strength in depth. They also are a pleasure to work with and are excellent at getting straight to the issues without any fuss”.

Joanna Blackburn – Mishcon de Reya

“I have worked with Arc Pensions Law pretty much from their inception. I have always found the team to be knowledgeable, commercial and intensively practical in their advice on different schemes. Most of all, they are a pleasure to work with, mixing the necessary serious stuff with a refreshing dose of fun”.

Michael Clark, Director – CBC Pension Services

“We have worked with the Arc Pensions Team since they joined the firm because we value their clear and proactive advice. We have known the Arc team in Leeds for many years at their previous firm; they understand our business and work as part of our team delivering our strategy for pensions to our employees. Their technical excellence goes without saying and they always provide us with practical solutions to whatever the pensions issue might be. We make decisions about pensions understanding all the legal and regulatory risks there may be.”

Robert T.Paternostro – Stanley Black & Decker

“We’re in a really strong position now and Arc have helped us get here.  They’ve been closely involved with all our liability management and other preparations for buy-in and buyout and we value their commercial approach in finding answers that work for us, our members and our sponsor.”

John Ashworth

Our Values


We’re independent-minded and willing to take a clear view or to challenge orthodox thinking. We retain the pioneering spirit that brought our firm into being and we step confidently towards the future.


Unshackled from the constraints of 'big law', we are free to forge our own path. We are ambitious to deploy this advantage to achieve success for our clients and ourselves. We’re open to the new and the different and we are optimistic for the future.


Attentive to the individual needs of clients and colleagues alike, we acknowledge our differences, without deference. We’re willing to be flexible and to adapt.


To achieve our best we work as a team and we see being easy to work with as a strength. We’ll step up, to help clients and colleagues with the support, knowledge and information they need. We understand that, long-term, investing in our relationships is the best investment of all.

We pride ourselves on demonstrating our values in all that we do professionally.

Our vision

To shape an environment where the most talented and ambitious legal minds in pensions can deliver groundbreaking work without the restrictions, conflicts and lack of driving purpose that encumber traditional, full-service firms.

Our mission

To reinvent the way lawyers engage with pensions challenges by creating the best commercial vehicle for them to practice in.

Our values

We're intrepid, unlimited, considerate and collaborative. We pride ourselves on demonstrating these values in all that we do professionally.

Registered office

The LLP’s registered office is at 80 Coleman Street London EC2R 5BJ.

A list of names of the LLP’s members is available for inspection at that address. For further regulatory information, more details of our terms and conditions and our complaints procedure, please see our Legal Notices, here.

Arc Pensions Law LLP is a limited liability partnership incorporated in England and Wales under number OC398641 and authorised and regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority in the UK.