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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.



Bevan Brittan chief exec voted out; new profit plan

Bevan Brittan chief exec voted out; new profit plan” />Bevan Brittan’s Stuart Whitfield is to be replaced as chief executive and replaced by non-lawyer Andrew Manning after the partnership voted him out of the position. The Lawyer revealed in July how a four partner committee was tasked with coming up with restructuring plan and proposed […]

BLP hires Barclays banker for finance push

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is looking to bulk up its finance client list with the hire of former Barclays banker Peter Harvey as a consultant. Harvey, who was previously vice-chair of UK banking at Barclays, is to take up the part-time position for an indefinite period on 1 October. He will work with head of […]

DLA Piper raids Thelen Reid for eight-partner team

DLA Piper has launched an eight-partner raid on US firm Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner in a bid to bolster its real estate and structured finance practice. Six of the group – led by former Thelen real estate chairman Jeffrey Steiner – will be based in New York, while two partners, Marc Friedman and […]

eLearning vs traditional instructor-led training

Staff training and development is a necessary element of any industry but its role within the legal profession is paramount. Staff training and development is a necessary element of any industry, but its role within the legal profession is paramount. Be it professional skills development, keeping up to date with changing law and legislation, new […]

Cadwalader’s Beijing head defects to A&O

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has suffered its first partner defection since it laid off 96 people in July (as reported by The Lawyer 30 July). The firm’s Beijing managing partner Mark Roppel, who has headed the office since 2006, is set to join Allen & Overy‘s (A&O) Shanghai corporate practice on 1 September. While he […]

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