18th September 2015 Boutique law firm ARC Pensions wants to be 20 lawyer practice within two years – covered in Professional Pensions

Anna Rogers – the former Mayer Brown partner who co-founded ARC Pensions in June – hopes her new boutique pensions law firm will expand to 20 lawyers.

Rogers, the current chairman of the Association of Pension Lawyers, founded ARC Pensions Law in June with former Pinsent Masons senior partner Chris Mullen.

Speaking to Professional Pensions, Rogers said there was “untapped demand” for cost effective legal advice in the defined benefit market – especially at a time when increasing number of schemes were de-risking and moving towards buyout.

She said: “I think there is a demand in the legal market for a leaner business model servicing pensions work and only pensions work. A large full service law firm is a high maintenance operation and pension schemes and sponsors are increasingly cost conscious.”

Rogers said a leaner boutique model “not subsidising any other parts of the business” was attractive.

The comments come as ARC Pensions Law appointed Anne-Marie Winton as a partner.

Winton was previously a partner at Nabarro and has nearly 20 years’ experience of commercial pensions issues.

Anne-Marie Winton was made a partner at the beginning of September.

Read the full article in Professional Pensions here.

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