Arc Pensions Law recruits Claire Goodby

Arc Pensions Law has appointed Claire Goodby as an associate in Leeds.

Goodby was previously an associate in DLA Piper’s Leeds office. She has developed expertise in working with and advising on defined benefit schemes, hybrid pension arrangements, investment arrangements, scheme mergers, and pensions aspects of corporate transactions.

Her experience includes advising a trustee of a £2.5 billion hybrid pension arrangement and advising the trustee of a large building society on a £75 million alternative investment arrangement. She has also assisted a number of clients with scheme mergers and benefit redesign exercises.

At Arc Pensions Law, Goodby will provide advice on all aspects of pensions law to the firm’s trustee and employer clients, as well as advising on corporate transactions.

Commenting on her appointment, Goodby said: “I am very pleased to be joining Arc Pensions Law and I am looking forward to working with the Arc Leeds team again on specialist and complex pensions matters.”

Leeds partner Kate Payne commented: “We are delighted to welcome Claire to the firm. She will be a valuable addition to our national team, as our practice has grown significantly since opening in Leeds less than three years ago.”

Arc Pensions Law launched its Leeds office in May 2017.

The Leeds office is led by partners Kate Payne and Vikki Massarano, both of whom also joined Arc Pensions Law from DLA Piper’s Leeds office.

The firm now comprises eight partners and nine other fee-earners nationally.