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Ireland: Employer successfully defends mandatory retirement age policy

A mandatory retirement age (MRA) obliges an employee to retire at a particular age. An employer may provide for an MRA explicitly in the employee’s employment contract, or it may be implied into the employment relationship by policy or by custom and practice.

New transfer rules for combatting pension scams

New rules in relation to statutory transfers rules came into force on 30 November 2021 to protect members’ pension savings from being lost as the result of a transfer to a scam arrangement.

Another director goes to jail …

This case isn’t, sadly, that unusual. Failing to comply with enforcement notices served by the HSE (or any other regulatory authority) usually ends badly.


Deepa Deb

Dentons grows London real estate with BCLP hire

London-based real estate partner Deepa Deb is swapping one merged firm for another, leaving Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner for Dentons. Deb, who was featured in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 in 2015 was at legacy BLP for 15 years before the merger with Bryan Cave this year. During her time there she acted as chair of the India group and led the BLP […]


BCLP parts ways with LOD business in private equity sale

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has sold its majority stake in flexible lawyering service Lawyers On Demand (LOD) to private equity house Bowmark Capital. LOD chief executive officer Tom Hartley and co-founder and managing director Simon Harper hope this will provide a spring board for further global expansion. The deal is thought to have been […]

Adelaide House

BCLP takes 125,000 sq ft office in post-merger City upgrade

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has signed for a new 125,000 sq ft office as one of its first first post-merger moves, announcing that it will take the entirety of the previously vacant Governor’s House. The site, near London’s Cannon Street station, was Prudential’s UK headquarters prior to its demolition and rebuild. BCLP has now […]


Ashurst hones in on project finance with White & Case hire

Ashurst has nabbed White & Case partner Matthew Wood for its Africa-specific project finance practice, ending his 16-year stint at the US firm. Wood has been drafted in by Ashurst to lead the firm’s operations in the region and will relocate from the UAE to the London office. He has spent his entire career at White & […]

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