NEWS   |    March 19, 2024

Arc Pensions Law announces new partner hire, change of managing partner, and move to 100 Liverpool Street

Arc Pensions Law is delighted to announce the addition of Sonya Fraser from Sackers as partner in its London office.

Sonya supports both trustees and employers operating defined benefit and defined contribution workplace pension schemes. Sonya advises on day-to-day pensions issues, such as new legal developments, pensions tax, member queries, trustee duties and discretions, valuation negotiations and interpretation of scheme rules. She also has a large amount of experience on project work, such as end-game planning and risk transfer projects (including use of scheme surplus), benefit changes, GMP equalisation / conversion and scheme mergers.

Sonya’s arrival follows the recent appointment of pensions disputes expert Ben Fairhead as partner, further strengthening the firm’s leading offering to clients across the range of pensions legal work.

Senior partner Anna Rogers commented: “We are delighted to welcome Sonya to the team. Her wealth of experience, particularly in relation to buy-ins and buy-outs, will be invaluable to our clients as we see more and more schemes approaching endgame.”

We are also pleased to announce that Kate Payne will take up the role of managing partner from Rosalind Connor.

Kate commented: “I look forward to steering Arc through this period of growth. Pensions as an industry is ever evolving, and schemes face legal issues at every turn, so this is an exciting time for us.”

To help meet the requirements of the growing team at Arc Pensions Law, the firm is also pleased to announce it is moving its London office to the iconic 100 Liverpool Street building, in the heart of the City.

News of Sonya and Kate’s appointments was covered in Professional Pensions, Pensions Expert, Solicitors Journal, New Law Journal and the Law Society Gazette.

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