NEWS   |    December 4, 2019

Arc Pensions Law announces appointment of associate to Leeds office

National specialist pensions law firm, Arc Pensions Law, is delighted to announce that specialist pension lawyer Claire Goodby today joins its Leeds office as an Associate.

Claire was formerly an Associate in DLA Piper’s Leeds office and worked alongside the Arc team before their move from DLA to Arc. She has developed expertise in working with and advising on defined benefit schemes, hybrid pension arrangements, investment arrangements, scheme mergers, and pensions aspects of corporate transactions.

Claire’s experience includes advising a trustee of a circa £2.5 billion hybrid pension arrangement, advising the trustee of a large building society in relation to a circa £75 million alternative investment arrangement. She has also assisted a number of clients in relation to scheme mergers and benefit redesign exercises.

At Arc Pensions Law, Claire will provide advice on all aspects of pensions law to the Firm’s trustee and employer clients, as well as advising on corporate transactions.

Commenting on her appointment, Claire said: “I am very pleased to be joining Arc Pensions Law and I am looking forward to working with the Arc Leeds team again on specialist and complex pensions matters.”

Leeds partner Kate Payne commented: “We are delighted to welcome Claire to the Firm. She will be a valuable addition to our national team, as our practice has grown significantly since opening in Leeds less than 3 years ago.”

Arc Pensions Law launched its Leeds office in May 2017 which is headed by partners Kate Payne and Vikki Massarano, both of whom also joined Arc Pensions Law from DLA Piper’s Leeds office. Since opening, the Leeds office has been successful in gaining over 100 clients, including a number of Yorkshire based law firms as well as trustee and employer clients. The Leeds team were delighted to be recognised for their impact on the market, as Boutique Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 Yorkshire Legal Awards.

The Firm now comprises eight partners and nine other fee-earners nationally.

Read more about this in New Law Journal, Yorkshire Legal, Yorkshire Business Insider and Business Desk, Yorkshire.

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