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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.


Edmund Reed Travers Smith

Travers sets out new agile working policy

Travers Smith is to implement a new agile working policy for when employees start returning to the office. People that wish to work flexibly will be able to work from home for up to 50 per cent a fortnight, with a minimum of two days in the office each week. In practice it may mean […]

Travers Smith

Travers gears up for London HQ move

Travers Smith has secured new premises in the City, as it prepares to bid farewell to Snow Hill base after four decades. The firm is taking on 158,000 sq ft at Stonecutter Court. The total space is understood to be slightly smaller than its initial 180,000 sq ft requirement. Travers will take the top nine […]

Mishcon de Reya

Travers wins IPO mandate from Mishcon

Mishcon de Reya has appointed Travers Smith to advise on its anticipated IPO, with the latter securing the mandate over its City rivals. Plans for Mishcon’s initial public offering (IPO) were announced in late April after the firm said its partners had voted “overwhelmingly” in favour of exploring a premium listing. The intention is for […]

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