Our Team   |    Rosalind Connor

Rosalind Connor

Managing Partner

Rosalind has spent two decades advising employers, trustees, administrators and members in relation to the establishment, management and winding up of pension schemes. She has a particular expertise in dealing with distressed situations, and was involved in the first apportionment carried out for PPF purposes in a distressed business restructuring.

She has advised on many subsequent restructuring and insolvency situations, and co-authored the book, Pensions and Corporate Insolvency: a Practitioner’s Guide (Jordans).

Rosalind also has significant experience in dealing with pensions on transactions, advising trustees, employers, investors and funders on a range of UK and multi-national sales and acquisitions. She deals with a wide range of issues, from multi-national pension schedules to Regulator clearance.

Her other areas of expertise include tax planning and structuring relating to pensions, and she is the pensions contributor to Revenue Law: Principles and Practice (Bloomsbury).

Rosalind trained at the city firm of Gouldens (now part of the international firm Jones Day) and remained there for 16 years, becoming a partner and head of European Employee Benefits. She then became a partner at Taylor Wessing in its Pensions Group before joining Arc Pensions Law at the beginning of 2016.

Rosalind was Chair of the Association of Pension Lawyers between 2015 and 2017. She is a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute and sits on the committee of its London Group as Immediate Past Chairman. Rosalind is also an affiliate member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries since 2019 and sits on its Pensions Board.

In July 2020 Rosalind was appointed Arc Pensions Law’s Managing Partner.

“She has never let me down. Her advice is excellent and expedient.”

Chambers UK 2023

“Rosalind has a deep understanding and skill in trust-based pensions, and her direct, clear style is much appreciated when it comes to delivering advice.”

Chambers UK 2023

“Rosalind Connor is responsive, down to earth, with an ability to make the complex understandable to trustees.”

The Legal 500 UK 2022

“I can call at any time and no matter how big the query she will always take the call, and she is very commercial.”

Chambers UK 2022

“A very good technical lawyer.”

Chambers UK 2022

Rosalind is “a fantastic pensions lawyer. She is very pragmatic and commercial. Her advice is straightforward and easy for clients to understand. She is very responsive.”

Chambers UK 2021

“Rosalind Connor is an outstanding pensions lawyer. She provides knowledgeable and practical advice in a range of challenging issues”.

The Legal 500 UK 2021

“‘Outstanding’ managing partner”

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Rosalind Connor has “wide-ranging knowledge which she applies to cases large and small and is able to help with solutions promptly and easily.” She handles challenging situations for schemes such as restructuring and insolvency-related problems. She also advises trustees and sponsors.

Chambers UK 2019

Rosalind Connor is a key partner at the firm who often works with clients such as employers, trustees and administrators. Her practice sees her work on the establishment, management and wind-up of pension schemes, among other matters.

Chambers UK 2020

“Rosalind Connor of Arc has been providing me quality advice on pensions for the last seven years, giving clarity on the implications of questions I pose, and enabling a proper weighting of the opportunities and strengths of the different options that open up. This contributes to forward looking and pragmatic pensions solutions, provided in a timely and cost efficient manner”.

Steve Pearce, Pensions Manager – Hanson UK: Legal 500 2018

“….sound, authoritative advice and innovative ideas.”

Chambers UK 2015

Rosalind Connor is “commercial and pragmatic”.

The Legal 500 2016

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