16th June 2015 Top pension lawyers set up boutique law firm covered in Professional Pensions

Pension lawyers Anna Rogers and Chris Mullen have launched a specialist pensions law firm called ARC Pensions Law.

The founders believe there is scope for more competition in the pensions law market where clients can get direct access to senior legal counsel who are focused exclusively on their industry needs.

Rogers, who is chairman of the Association of Pension Lawyers and a former partner in the pensions practice of Mayer Brown, becomes senior partner of the firm.

Mullen, who most recently served as senior partner of Pinsent Masons, becomes managing partner.

At a time of increasing price pressure on legal services providers, ARC Pensions Law is aimed at meeting the needs of these clients, particularly employers and trustees. It is also aimed at law firms that do not have their own dedicated pensions capability and require specialist support.

Commenting on the launch, Rogers said: “Although it is sad to leave behind many wonderful colleagues, this is the right time for me to put my energy into a new challenge. The pensions world is at a crossroads and it’s a great opportunity for a law firm operating on a different model from the traditional one. There’s space for all of us and I very much look forward to building something new.”

Mullen added: “We’re very excited by the tremendously positive reception we have received so far from clients and industry colleagues.”

Read the article in Professional Pensions here.

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