About

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 is 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.

Chambers UK 2021

“We needed experts in the field of UK pensions law, its pitfalls and traps…Arc provided all that and more in terms of input, response to the regulator and keeping the other side honest. Could not have wished for better and a pleasure to deal with.”

The Legal 500 UK 2021

“Whilst I can only compare Arc with legal firms that have a more general brief than just pensions, even so, Arc stands out in its capacity both to communicate the issues, draft the necessary papers and, most relevant, ensure client understanding of the law and the options.”

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Arc Pensions Law is “incredibly commercial and very good at looking at the bigger picture.”

Chambers UK 2017

“The firm’s commercial approach stems from a genuinely deep understanding on pensions law and the market”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“They have been extremely good, clear and very practical in their advice.”

Chambers UK 2019

Clients report that the team is “very responsive, with a high degree of client care.”

Chambers UK 2020

“It’s a very knowledgeable team that is able to assist us across all of our pensions needs,” says a source.

Chambers UK 2019

Arc Pensions Law provides “a fantastic service that is nimble, responsive and perfectly pitched.”

The Legal 500 2016

“They are immensely capable, take complex issues in their stride and give just the right amount of information for clients to make informed decisions without getting lost in complexity. They are great value and a pleasure to deal with.”

The Legal 500 UK 2021

“Fantastically practical, highly skilled and a pleasure to work with.”

The Legal 500 UK 2021

“I have found them to be highly professional in all my dealings with them.”

Chambers UK 2020

“The firm has excellent lawyers doing work at the cutting edge,” say sources.

Chambers UK 2020

“….sound, authoritative advice and innovative ideas.”

Chambers UK 2015

“There is a wealth of knowledge and experience in the team”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“We were delighted to get a simple and user-friendly working document for a fraction of the price of the rewrite we thought we needed. It is a huge improvement compared with the pile of documents we had before and has put us in control of our documentation again.”

Trustees of a DB scheme

“Excellent boutique”, Arc Pensions Law “really understands clients and their needs”

The Legal 500 UK 2017

“A burgeoning pensions boutique established in 2015 with a growing client base and deep expertise in the field”

Chambers UK 2017

“The team is focused and responsive, providing pragmatic, concise and to-the-point advice promptly and within a reasonable budget.”

Chambers UK 2018

“Experienced individuals who have come together as a new team with energy and enthusiasm.”

Chambers UK 2017

Arc Pensions Law is “a boutique firm that draws from the wealth of experience and knowledge” of its founders.

The Legal 500 2016


Our Values

Intrepid

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.

Unlimited

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.

Considerate

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.

Collaborative

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.