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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.

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Slater & Gordon settles long-running rift with Watchstone

Slater & Gordon and Watchstone have settled a long-running dispute between the pair, just days before High Court proceedings were due to begin. In 2017, Slater & Gordon, instructing CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, served Watchstone (formerly Quindell) with a £637m damages suit over its takeover of the latter’s professional services arm two years prior. Shortly […]

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