Author Archives: Arc Pensions Law

11.08.2020

Partner Jane Kola comments in Pensions Expert on the importance of being buyout-ready

Long-heralded defined benefit consolidators have yet to win a single client, but…


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10.08.2020

Partner Rosalind Connor interviewed by Pensions Expert following her appointment to Managing Partner

Specialist pensions law firm Arc Pensions Law has a new managing partner, Rosali…


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6.08.2020

Partner Jane Kola comments in Pensions Expert on how the government can best approach possible reforms of the retail price index

The chair of Airways Pension Scheme Trustee Ltd, Roger Maynard, has warned that …


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5.08.2020

Is the Corporate Governance and Insolvency Act 2020 a problem for pensions?

The Corporate Governance and Insolvency Act 2020 received Royal Assent at the en…


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3.08.2020

Arc Pensions Law contributes to the PLSA’s guide to support trustees navigate the new requirements to disclose their investment activities

The PLSA has published guidance to help DB and DC trustees navigate the new lega…


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31.07.2020

Partner Jane Kola comments in the Financial Times in relation to what superfunds should offer members and whether their pension benefits could change

Last month, UK regulators gave the green light for the creation of “pension su…


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21.07.2020

The growing importance of the specialist law firm

The house of law has many rooms. Among law firms themselves, there is every cate…


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9.07.2020

Partner Anna Copestake to speak at Professional Pensions Live

Partner Anna Copestake will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Professional P…


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7.07.2020

Arc Pensions Law virtual hike raises over £3,000 for the Trussell Trust

Arc Pensions Law is delighted to have raised over £3,000 for the Trussell Trust…


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1.07.2020

Partner Anna Copestake shortlisted for Lawyer of the Year at the Women in Pensions Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that Partner Anna Copestake has again been shortlis…


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1.07.2020

Arc Pensions Law appoints new Managing Partner

Arc Pensions Law, is delighted to announce the promotion of Partner Rosalind Con…


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30.06.2020

TPR’s superfund green light is only the start

The Pensions Regulator’s new interim regime for superfunds sets out the initia…


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30.06.2020

Partner Rosalind Connor comments in Pensions Expert on the key amendments missing from new insolvency legislation

Government attempts to mitigate the risk its new insolvency legislation poses to…


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29.06.2020

Partner Jane Kola comments in New Law Journal on the advantage of using a formal process to suspend pensions while the crisis lasts

Even before the carnage of COVID-19, many businesses were ailing, often weighed …


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26.06.2020

Partner Vikki Massarano comments in the Financial Times on what the Hughes judgment on PPF’s cap on compensation payments means for affected members

Since 2005 about 600 high earners, including senior executives, managers and pil…


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26.06.2020

Anne-Marie Winton: New risks attached to M&A activity involving DB pension schemes

After the Queen’s Speech on 14 October last year, a new Pension Schemes Bill s…


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24.06.2020

Partner Rosalind Connor comments in The Actuarial Post on TPR regime for the superfunds market

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) unveiled last week the high bar it expects new supe…


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24.06.2020

Partner Vikki Massarano comments in Actuarial Post on the PPF and TPR’s involvement in insolvency procedures

Arc Pensions Law comments on the news that the UK government has been forced to …


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19.06.2020

Partner Jane Kola comments in Pensions Expert on how schemes registered outside the UK can seek help from the PPF in a no-deal Brexit

As Covid-19 continues to wreak its devastation on the corporate landscape, dozen…


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16.06.2020

Arc Pensions Law and River Mercantile to host interactive session on implementation statements

Arc Pensions Law is delighted to co-host with River and Mercantile ‘The wh…


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16.06.2020

DB Scheme – employer insolvency: risk management strategies for trustees

It is a fact of life that not all employers will survive as long as their pensio…


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12.06.2020

Partner Rosalind Connor comments in Pensions Expert on the possible changes to the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill following concerns from pensions industry bodies

Pensions industry bodies are lobbying the government to make changes to the Corp…


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10.06.2020

Danyal Enver: Covid-19 corporate distress: what employers and trustees need to know

Thanks to Covid-19, business is bad. Despite government measures to alleviate t…


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8.06.2020

Partner Anna Copestake spoke at PMI roundtable on schemes’ engagement strategies

The decisions members make, or don’t make, can have a huge impact on their ret…


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4.06.2020

Adjusting to rapidly fluctuating demand is pointing a speedboat on a new heading: the strengths of the specialist law firm

As Arc celebrates its fifth anniversary Chris Mullen looks back on the Firm̵…


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28.05.2020

Arc Pensions Law contributes to the PLSA’s new template for the DC Chair’s statement

Arc Pensions Law LLP is delighted to have contributed to the PLSA’s new templa…


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27.05.2020

Arc Pensions Law listed in PMI’s Trustee Training Directory

Arc Pensions Law is delighted to be featured in the Pensions Management Institu…


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15.05.2020

Partner Rosalind Connor comments in Pensions Expert on the challenges the lockdown has imposed on trustees and how they are adapting to them

A global pandemic has forced most countries to enter lockdown; social distancing…


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14.05.2020

Partner Vikki Massarano comments in the Legal Diarist on TPR’s call on trustees to stay vigilant for companies paying out dividends and “excessive” bonuses

The pressures and dilemmas created by the C-virus are so widespread that it’s …


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14.05.2020

Partner Anna Copestake joins PLSA’s group of experts to support trustees with ESG ‘implementation statements’ in annual reports

Partner Anna Copestake will join an industry group of experts set up by the PL…


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12.05.2020

New trustee reporting rules: What you need to know about implementation statements

ESG remains a hot topic and new requirements for trustees continue to develop. F…


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11.05.2020

Partner Jane Kola comments in Pensions Expert on Lawyers’ calls for reform of Section 75 debts and flexible apportionment agreements

Experts say section 75 debts and flexible apportionment agreements, one of the m…


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11.05.2020

Vikki Massarano: Member contributions during the pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has multiple ramifications for businesses in every sector.…


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4.05.2020

Partner Anne-Marie Winton comments in Pensions Expert on TPR needing a triage system to stop rise of zombie pension schemes

Defined benefit trustees linked to struggling employers face tough decisions abo…


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1.05.2020

Covid-19 and corporate distress: what employers and trustees need to know

Mitigating the spread of Covid-19 continues to dominate business and personal li…


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29.04.2020

Partner Jane Kola to participate in live webcast on bulk annuities in the current challenging climate

Partner Jane Kola will be speaking at the ‘Bulk Annuities in the Current C…


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29.04.2020

Partner Jane Kola comments in Pensions Expert on how schemes in deficit can share surplus in others upon merger

Premier Foods, maker of Mr Kipling cakes, has reached a groundbreaking agreement…


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27.04.2020

Partner Anne-Marie Winton comments in Pensions Expert on trustees using alternative funding methods to give DB employers relief

Trustees of defined benefit schemes are being asked to make tough decisions as t…


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23.04.2020

Legal Director Max Ballad comments in Pensions Expert on Ombudsman’s decision to uphold complaint against the Royal Mail Statutory Pension Scheme.

The Pensions Ombudsman has upheld a complaint against the Royal Mail Statutory P…


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20.04.2020

Keeping calm about Covid: legal issues for trustees

Arc is committed to supporting its clients through these unusual times. The Pens…


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20.04.2020

Senior Associate Nigel Jones comments in Pensions Expert on the Pension Ombudsman’s decision to award Police Scotland employee £2,000

Lawyers have cautioned employers to keep their members fully informed of any pen…


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9.04.2020

Keeping calm about Covid: update on auto enrolment

Arc is committed to supporting its clients through these unusual times. The Pen…


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9.04.2020

Partner Vikki Massarano comments in Pensions Age urging employers to explain DC scheme contribution changes to furloughed workers during Covid-19 pandemic

Employers must properly explain any defined contribution scheme contribution cha…


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8.04.2020

Keeping calm about Covid: focus on employers

Arc is committed to supporting its clients through these unusual times. Some bus…


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2.04.2020

Covid-19: Focus on furlough and DC pension contributions

Arc is committed to supporting its clients through these unusual times. To help …


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25.03.2020

Partner Jane Kola comments in Pensions Expert on the rise of DC pension plans switching into master trusts

More and more blue-chip employers are looking to transfer their defined contribu…


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24.03.2020

Keeping calm about Covid: Arc’s practical note to help you manage the impact of Covid-19 on your pension scheme

Trustees and sponsors are having to rapidly assess the impact of Covid-19 on the…


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20.03.2020

Partner Jane Kola comments in Professional Pensions on how small DB schemes can compete against bigger schemes in the buyout market

In 2019 there were ten £1bn-plus bulk annuity deals, the first half of which sa…


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20.03.2020

Arc Pensions Law delighted to support Durham Law School’s one-week work placement scheme

Durham University law students are now offered the opportunity to gain work expe…


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4.03.2020

Arc Pensions Law shortlisted for Pension Lawyers of the Year in UK Pensions Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that Arc Pensions Law has been shortlisted in Profe…


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