NEWS   |    February 22, 2017

Arc Becomes First National Pensions Law Boutique

Specialist boutique firm Arc Pensions Law today announces that it will become the first major national pensions law boutique with the impending arrival of pensions partners Kate Payne and Vikki Massarano, who will head a new 5 lawyer office for Arc to be based in Leeds.

Kate and Vikki will join from DLA Piper, where they are currently partners in the pensions team based in Leeds, ranked in Band 2 of the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession, with both Kate and Vikki cited as notable practitioners.

With over 25 years’ experience, Kate is described in Chambers as “extremely knowledgeable, very professional and proactive” and provides strategic advice to trustees and employers in relation to pension schemes on a wide range of issues. Vikki, also a highly experienced partner, advises on all aspects of pensions law and has specialist expertise in the pensions aspects of sales and acquisitions, restructurings, corporate financings and pension scheme mergers, in addition to advising many trustee clients.

Kate and Vikki will be joined at Arc by Legal Director Max Ballad and senior associates Nigel Jones and Robert Walker, also from DLA’s pensions team.
Anna Rogers, Senior Partner at Arc Pensions Law, said today: “I’m delighted to announce that Arc is establishing a Leeds office and will become the first major national pensions boutique in the UK. We’re extremely fortunate to be joined at Arc by Kate Payne and Vikki Massarano, two very experienced and highly regarded pensions partners, together with most of their team.”


  1. Arc Pensions Law was founded in June 2015 and is the first specialist pensions law firm to be launched in over 30 years. The award-winning firm has been shaking up the pensions law market since its inception.
  2. Arc, led by Senior Partner Anna Rogers and Managing Partner Chris Mullen, provides high quality, specialist legal services for trustees, corporates and other law firms, using an efficient, responsive and cost-effective business model.
  3. Arc now has a large number of pensions clients, including several multi-billion pound pension funds. Arc recently won the Business Growth Award at the 2016 Modern Law Awards.
  4. Arc has plans to continue its rapid expansion during 2017 and beyond.

Read more about this in:
The Lawyer
Professional Pensions
Legal Business
The Times Law Brief
Bloomberg Law
New Law Journal
Pensions Insight
Investment & Pensions Europe
Yorkshire Business Insider
The Business Desk

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