Awards and Directories Leeds

Both the firm and individuals at Arc Pensions Law receive widespread recognition for their pensions expertise. Arc has received numerous awards and directory listings in the past 12 months, including:

  • December 2019: Arc Pensions Law shortlisted for ‘Pensions Law Firm of the Year’ at the Pensions Age Awards 2020:
  • November 2019: Arc wins ‘Boutique Law Firm of the Year’ at the British Legal Award 2019:
  • October 2019: Arc shortlisted in the British Legal Awards 2019 for ‘Boutique Law Firm of the Year’:
  • September 2019: The Arc Pensions Law Leeds Office rises is rankings to Tier 2 in The Legal 500 UK for Pensions (non-contentious):
  • May 2019: Arc shortlisted for ‘Lawyer of the Year’ at Women in Pensions Awards 2019:
  • May 2019: Arc shortlisted for ‘Boutique Firm of the Year’; at The Lawyer Awards 2019:
  • March: 2019: Arc shortlisted for ‘Pensions Lawyers of the Year’ in UK Pensions Awards 2019:
  • January 2019: Arc shortlisted in the MPF Award for ‘Best Strategy Implementation’ 2019:
  • December 2018: Arc Pensions Law shortlisted for Pensions Age Awards 2019:
  • December 2018: Arc shortlisted in The Legal 500 UK Awards 2019:



Press and thought-leadership

As industry thought-leaders, fee earners at Arc Pensions Law frequently achieve media coverage, both commenting and writing full-length articles relating to developments in the pensions industry, including the following in respect of Leeds-based partners only and in the last twelve-months.

  • 04 December 2019: News of associate Claire Goodby joining the firm’s Leeds Office is published in New Law Journal, Yorkshire Legal, Yorkshire Business Insider and Business Desk, Yorkshire, highlighting growth of the team:
  • 30 September 2019: Nigel Jones comments on the best time to bring in trustees on Mallowstreet:
  • 27 September 2019; The Arc Pensions Law Leeds Office improved its rankings to Tier 2 in The Legal 500 UK for Pensions (non-contentious):
  • 23 May 2019: Vikki Massarano comments on mass exodus in Pensions Age:
  • 16 April 2019: Kate Payne comments on the Select committee turning focus to Railway Pensions Scheme deficit in Pensions Expert:
  • 27 February 2019: Kate Payne writes on consolidation and how actuaries are pivotal in Actuarial Post:
  • 16 January 2019: Kate Payne writes on challenging death benefits cases in Pensions Expert:



Lateral Hires and Growth

  • November 2019: Claire Goodby joined the firm as an associate from DLA Piper UK LLP, Leeds Office



Events and Conferences

Arc Pensions Law’s Partners regularly speak at conferences, seminars and advise on committees relating to pensions, including – in respect of Leeds team members only:

  • October 2019: Vikki Massarano spoke at Mercer’s National Higher Education Conference
  • September 2019: Max Ballad spoke at the PMI’s Introduction to Pensions in Leeds
  • June 2019: Kate Payne spoke at the NEPMI Annual Legal Update




All Arc Pensions Law fee earners hold membership and positions of responsibility within pensions law organisations, including:

  • Vikki Massarano is a Member of the Association of Pensions Lawyers and a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute. She is also a member of the Pensions & Lifetime Savings Association, Treasurer of the NEPMI Group and Principal Examiner for Core Unit 4 on the PMI’s Advanced Diploma examinations and sits on the PMI’s Board of Examiners.
  • Kate Payne is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association.



Social Media

The firm regularly post on social media regarding topical issues affecting workplace pensions via:

  • Twitter: @ArcPensionsLaw
  • The firm’s LinkedIn profile:
  • Partners’ individual LinkedIn profiles:
    – Vikki Massarano:
    – Kate Payne: