Rosalind Connor

Managing Partner

NEWS   |    October 25, 2022

Arc Pensions Law ranked in the Chambers UK 2023 Guide

Arc Pensions Law has again been ranked for pensions in the Chambers and Partners UK Guide.

The London office has maintained its ranking, with the Leeds office this year rising in rank to Band 1.

The guide praises the London office for their “responsiveness and dedication to providing the best and most appropriate service,” with one source noting that the office has “handled numerous complex matters this year and delivered advice that cuts to the nub of the issues in a straightforward manner.” Another source further comments “I have consistently received outstanding support and advice from Arc, who have provided their advice promptly.”

The Leeds office has also been described as “very knowledgeable on complex pensions issues, reliable and commercial,” while a Chambers commentator highlights that “the team is extremely responsive and delivers on its commitments in a very timely way.”

Anna Rogers, Vikki Massarano and Kate Payne all retain their Band 1 rankings, with Rosalind Connor, Jane Kola, Anna Copestake and Max Ballad all listed as leading solicitors.

Anna Rogers is described as “experienced” and “adept at issues relating to defined benefit pension schemes.” A Chambers source enthuses “Anna is a very experienced and impressive lawyer – she has your back.”

Rosalind Connor is praised for her “deep understanding and skill in trust-based pensions,” with a commentator highlighting “her direct, clear style is much appreciated when it comes to delivering advice.” Another source notes “she has never let me down. Her advice is excellent and expedient.”

A source comments that Jane Kola is “an outstanding professional,” stating that they “value her highly.” She is described as “forthright, clear and has extremely wide experience.”

The Guide notes that Anna Copestake is “developing a strong reputation for advising employers and trustees on pensions issues,” with a source commenting that she “is extremely knowledgeable and is particularly adept at distilling complex legal matters into manageable chunks,” continuing “she is dedicated to providing an excellent service at all times.” Another commentator further praises Anna as “an excellent lawyer,” noting that she is “thoroughly professional but maintains a personal touch.”

Vikki Massarano is described by a source as “one of the most practical lawyers I’ve ever worked with and very commercial,” with the guide highlighting her work on pensions issues such as funding arrangements, GMP equalisation and valuation negotiations.

Kate Payne’s work advising employers and trustees on issues such as closures of future accrual, buyouts, scheme mergers and liability management has been highlighted in this year’s guide, with one source commenting “Kate is very knowledgeable about pensions issues and very responsive.”

Max Ballad has also been praised for his “very deep understanding of pensions legislation and its impact.” 

View Arc’s full profile in the Chambers UK 2023 Guide here.

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