Temple Bright hires leading pensions specialist


Temple Bright has expanded its pensions law practice with the hire in its growing London office of Rosalind Connor, a leading practitioner and former chair of the Association of Pension Lawyers.

Rosalind trained at City firm Gouldens, staying on when it merged into international firm Jones Day, and was a partner at Jones Day and Taylor Wessing before joining specialist pensions firm Arc Pensions Law shortly after its launch, recently combining her practice with acting as the firm’s managing partner.

Rosalind advises both employers and trustees on their pension issues, with a particular expertise in advising on distressed situations and transactions. She is described in Chambers as “a fantastic pensions lawyer”.

She said: “I am so excited to be back at a full service law firm, and joining the excellent quality pensions offering at Temple Bright. In a technical specialism like pensions, the Temple Bright model really shines – clients tend to be looking for experienced strategic advice from high calibre partners, which Temple Bright provides, with no particular need for a large team of associates to be involved from the client’s point of view. Having spent four years in a management role, I am delighted to be back focusing full time on delivering quality advice to clients.”

Tim Summers, co-founder of Temple Bright, said: “We are delighted to welcome Rosalind, a well reputed and high profile leader in the UK’s community of pensions professionals. This is a technical area of law which is indispensable for any full service commercial firm, and we can now boast a team of three exceptional specialists in Rosalind Connor, Comron Rowe and Deborah Latimer.

“Given that Deborah handles disputes, complementing Rosalind and Comron’s advisory work, it is a well-rounded pensions offering which will be attractive to clients of all kinds, including employers, trustees, investors and lenders. Our streamlined, partner-only model means that these clients receive focused and commercial advice for a reasonable price.”

Launched in 2010, Temple Bright is a law firm of over 70 partners from a City and leading regional firm background, with offices in London and Bristol. It operates a non-traditional structure that it calls a “chambers practice,” making a comparison with barristers in chambers. As a “new model” law firm, it distinguishes itself from other such firms by its priority to preserve the best virtues of traditional firms: selectivity, working in teams, and a distinctive service for clients.

The Temple Bright service involves four promises – City quality; reasonable fees; senior lawyers; responsiveness – which the firm is able to keep through its streamlined model and careful recruitment. As a highly regarded specialist in a demanding field, from a top tier City background, Rosalind Connor is a natural addition to the team.

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