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Jane Kola comments in The Actuary on Superfunds becoming the common solution for DB schemes

Research from Lincoln Pensions shows that 52% of the respondents expect consolid…

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Arc Pensions Law responds to the DWP consultation on pension scheme consolidation and commercial consolidators

Arc generally supports the idea of commercial consolidators but considers the pr…

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Winton: use and abuse of pre-packs to drop pension liabilities

Anne-Marie Winton, London Pensions Lawyer, Partner at Arc Pensions Law LLP, exam…

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TPR to sharpen decision making scrutiny after Kodak decision

The Pensions Regulator is introducing greater levels of scrutiny after its decis…

post | Anne-Marie-Winton,Restructuring and Insolvency managing change


Difficult Decisions

A case that I am familiar with involved a man in his mid-thirties passing away a…

post | Kate-Payne,Trustee Advice


Rosalind Connor comments in Professional Pensions on High Court ruling reverting Ombudsman decision over Coats’ pension scheme

The High Court has ruled in a rare instance of a court overturning a decision of…

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Arc shortlisted in the MPF Awards for Best Strategy Implementation 2019

Arc are delighted to have been shortlisted in the MPF Awards for Best Strategy I…

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Arc Pensions Law shortlisted for Pensions Age Awards 2019

Arc Pensions Law is pleased to announce its shortlisting for Pension Law Firm of…

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Top tips for a successful approach to the bulk annuity market

From the blog: 2018 is set to be a record breaking year in the bulk annuity risk…

post | Jane-Kola


Arc shortlisted in The Legal 500 UK Awards 2019

Arc is delighted to have been shortlisted in this year's The Legal 500 UK Awards…

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Rosalind Connor comments in Law360 on the Pensions Regulator’s public criticism of Southern Water

Utility company Southern Water has agreed to pay significantly higher deficit re…

post | Dealing with the Pensions Regulator,Governance and Compliance,Rosalind-Connor,Scheme Governance & Compliance regulatory


Anna Rogers comments in the Financial Times on High Court GMP Equalisation ruling affecting millions in defined benefit schemes

Jo Cumbo writes in the Financial Times that good news is on the way for millions…

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GMP equalisation is needed, but it will not be straightforward

The mist has begun to clear from the recent October 2018 High Court judgment in …

post | GMP equalisation,Kate-Payne


Trustee briefing – what trustees can learn from the Barnardo’s ruling

The Government's switch in the statutory indices for the revaluation and indexat…

post | Jane-Kola


Lloyds pensions ruling: much needed clarity provided on guaranteed minimum pensions

Following last month's landmark High Court ruling on Guaranteed Minimum Pensions…

post | Anna-Rogers,Corporate activity change,Corporate Activity employer,GMP equalisation


Jane Kola comments in City A.M. on Barnardo’s losing its legal battle to shift its pension indexation

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that children’s charity Barnardo’s…

post | Corporate activity change,Corporate Activity employer,Jane-Kola


Anna Copestake nominated in Professional Pensions Rising Star Awards 2019

We are pleased to announce that Anna Copestake has been nominated in Professiona…

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A case for greater disclosure

UK company accounts do not adequately explain defined benefit pension risks to i…

post | Anne-Marie-Winton,Defined Benefit Schemes


What greater regulatory scrutiny means for small schemes

In addition to announcing its new "tougher" stance, the Pensions Regulator has s…

post | Pension Protection Fund,Vikki-Massarano


Kate Payne comments in FTAdviser on whether public schemes are safe from the GMP Equalisation ruling

Public sector pensions schemes won't have to change the way they equalise guaran…

post | Defined Benefit,GMP equalisation


Anne-Marie Winton comments in Pensions Expert on Imperial Brands looking to discontinue a consultative committee at its Imperial Tobacco Pension Fund

Imperial Brands is looking to discontinue a consultative committee at its Imperi…

post | Anne-Marie-Winton,Trustee Advice


Arc ranked in Chambers & Partners 2019

Arc is pleased to have been ranked once again for pensions in Chambers & Partner…

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Anna Rogers comments in Professional Pensions Lloyds GMP ruling giving a clear way forward

The High Court ruling on guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) equalisation may have …

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Arc Pensions Law ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2018 for Pensions

We are pleased to announce that Arc Pensions Law's two offices in London and Lee…

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What the Budget means for pensions

Pensions was the unspoken issue in this year's Budget, despite recent rampant ru…

post | Rosalind-Connor


Robert Walker to talk at Introduction to UK Pensions 2018

Robert Walker is to speak at Introduction to UK Pensions about Pensions Law, tak…

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Anna Rogers comments in The Times on Lloyds’ bill of up to £150mn after landmark pensions ruling

Lloyds Banking Group must amend its pension schemes in order to equalise benefit…

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Arc Pensions Law shortlisted for British Legal Awards 2018 Boutique Law Firm of the Year

Arc Pensions Law are pleased to announce that the firm has been shortlisted for …

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Jane Kola comments in Pensions Age on the future of the pensions sector in terms of settlement and consolidation

The pensions industry has recently undergone drastic change. Investment consulta…

post | Defined Contribution Pension Scheme,Jane-Kola


Uncertainty over PPF Compensation

On 6 September 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) provided …

post | Pension Protection Fund


Arc Pensions Law is recruiting lawyers for their London and Leeds offices

Arc is looking to expand their practice. The firm are actively looking for a Sen…

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Arc wins Niche Law Firm at Yorkshire Legal Awards 2018

Arc is delighted to report that the firm has won Niche Law Firm at the Yorkshire…

post | Firm News,Uncategorized


Rosalind Connor comments in Pensions Expert on Nortel’s £2.4bn buyout

British insurer Legal & General has taken on £2.4bn in pension liabilities from…

post | Rosalind-Connor,Safe Settlement


Pension Scams

For individuals who get taken in by pensions fraudsters the consequences can be …

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Tough new approach from pensions regulator, increased scrutiny for schemes

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has unveiled a new logo and a new approach, in a pa…

post | The Pensions Regulator,Vikki-Massarano


Anna Rogers selected to join the PLSA’s new Policy Board

Senior Partner Anna Rogers is pleased to have been selected to join The Pensions…

post | Anna-Rogers,Firm News


Rosalind Connor comments in Money Marketing on providing savers with information on transfers

A new paper calling for employees to be given information on how to access trans…

post | Deals and Transactions,Defined Benefit,Defined Benefit Schemes,Pension De-risking,Rosalind-Connor


Anne-Marie Winton comments in RBS ContentLive on SME’s workplace pensions requirements

Workplace pension requirements are a source of confusion for many SMEs. Under th…

post | Anne-Marie-Winton,Governance and Compliance,Pension Payments


Anna Rogers comments in IPE on the need for the pensions dashboard

A petition urging the UK government not to scrap plans for a pension dashboard m…

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Vikki Massarano comments in Accountancy Daily on BT’s reported £500mn pension deficit error

BT has reported that an accounting error by actuary Willis Towers Watson led to …

post | Defined Benefit,Defined Benefit Schemes,Scheme funding employer,Scheme Funding trustee,Vikki-Massarano


Arc shortlisted for Niche Law Firm at Yorkshire Legal Awards 2018

Arc is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted in the Yorkshire Legal…

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Anne-Marie Winton comments in IPE on FRC’s criticism of DB accounting standards

The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has concluded that there is "some scope…

post | Anne-Marie-Winton,Defined Benefit,Defined Benefit Schemes


Anne-Marie Winton comments in The Actuary on the FRC’s investigation into pension scheme audit failures

Nearly half of audit inspections carried out by the Financial Reporting Council …

post | Anne-Marie-Winton,Defined Benefit,Defined Benefit Schemes,Governance and Compliance,Scheme Governance & Compliance regulatory


Inadequate measures place pressure on pensions’ schemes

After several vigorous, public criticism of its failure to exercise its powers i…

post | Dealing with the Pensions Regulator,Governance and Compliance,Scheme Governance & Compliance regulatory,Scheme Governance and Compliance trustee,The Pensions Regulator,Vikki-Massarano


Anna Copestake comments in Corporate Adviser on passive funds winning in the battle of price over value

According to corporate advisers, employers signing off fund choices for their de…

post | Defined Contribution Pension Scheme


Rosalind Connor comments in The Financial Times on British Airways’ landmark win over pension trustee powers

British Airways (BA) today won its case in the Court of Appeals against its pens…

post | Corporate activity change,Corporate Activity employer,Governance and Compliance,Member Disputes,Rosalind-Connor


Rosalind Connor comments in the FT on pension schemes’ handling of overpayments

Across the UK, tens of thousands of people could be in for similar shocks as pen…

post | Pensions Overpayments,Rosalind-Connor


Rosalind Connor comments in Pensions Expert on DWP’s proposal to grant TPR power to impose civil fines

The Department for Work and Pensions has proposed granting The Pensions Regulato…

post | Governance and Compliance,Rosalind-Connor


Vikki Massarano comments in Accountancy Daily on the Government’s consultation on protecting DB schemes

The government has launched a consultation into how defined benefit pension sche…

post | Defined Benefit Schemes,Governance and Compliance,Vikki-Massarano


Rosalind Connor comments in Pensions Age on master trusts and the relationship between employers and scheme members

Some commentators have expressed concern over the increased uptake in master tru…

post | Master Trusts,Rosalind-Connor