Police forces appeal against A19 retirement ruling – BBC News

‘Five police forces have appealed against a ruling that their use of a regulation to make older officers retire was not “proportionate”.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2014

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The Commissioners for H.M Revenue & Customs (Respondents) v Forde and McHugh Limited (Appellants) – Supreme Court

The Commissioners for H.M Revenue & Customs (Respondents) v Forde and McHugh Limited (Appellants) [2014] UKSC 14 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 26th February 2014

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Age discrimination in the police force – the A19 test case – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 12th, 2014 in age discrimination, employment tribunals, news, police, retirement by sally

‘In the recent police A19 test case, the Employment Tribunal unanimously found, “that the practice of requiring the retirement of nearly all officers in the Forces who could be required to retire under Regulation A19 of the Police Pensions Regulations 1987 was not a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim”, and therefore amounted to age discrimination.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 11th February 2014

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Police win forced retirement tribunal claim – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2014 in age discrimination, employment, employment tribunals, news, police, retirement by sally

‘Five police forces could face paying out millions of pounds after officers who were forced to retire after 30 years won an age discrimination claim.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2014

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Police lose A19 ‘forced retirement’ challenge – BBC News

Posted July 25th, 2013 in age discrimination, news, police, retirement, trade unions by tracey

“A regulation allowing police forces to forcibly retire officers after 30 years’
service is not unlawful, the High Court has ruled.”

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BBC News, 25th July 2013

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Updated Bar Council Taxation and Retirement Benefits Guidance – The Bar Council

Posted July 19th, 2013 in barristers, news, retirement, self-employment, taxation by sally

“The Bar Council has launched updated taxation guidance for barristers to help them manage their tax position. This coincides with changes to the tax system introduced by the Finance Act 2013, which received Royal Assent on 18 July 2013.”

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The Bar Council, 18th July 2013

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Pension liberation test case gets underway at High Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 17th, 2013 in consumer protection, fraud, news, pensions, retirement by sally

“A test case to establish whether a number of pension schemes which allowed members access to their savings before the minimum retirement age were legal has begun at the High Court.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th July 2013

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RM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

RM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: [2013] EWCA Civ 775;   [2013] WLR (D)  259

“On a true construction of article 17(3) of Parliament and Council Directive 2004/38/EC, the Zimbabwean widow of a Spanish national had acquired the right of permanent residence in the United Kingdom on the ground that her late husband had, before the date of their marriage, ‘acquired himself the right of permanent residence … on the basis of paragraph 1′ of article 17, viz having retired from work due to permanent incapacity. It was not a requirement that a family member seeking to rely on such a right had to be a family member prior to, or as at the date of, the European Union member’s own acquisition of permanent residence on which reliance was now placed.”

WLR Daily, 28th June 2013

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Expert: ruling gives ‘very little comfort’ to employers looking to defend compulsory retirement age in partnership case – OUT-LAW.com

“Employers looking to defend or reintroduce a mandatory retirement age will find ‘very little comfort’ in last week’s decision allowing a law firm to force a partner to retire at 65, an expert has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th June 2013

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Employment Tribunal rules in favour of law firms in key age discrimination case – Legal Week

Posted June 3rd, 2013 in age discrimination, employment tribunals, law firms, news, retirement by sally

“The Employment Tribunal has rejected an age discrimination claim by lawyer Leslie Seldon against his former firm Clarkson Wright & Jakes (CWJ), which had initially seemed likely to threaten law firm’s ability to enforce a compulsory retirement age for partners.”

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Legal Week, 31st May 2013

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Police officers sue forces over forced retirement – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2013 in age discrimination, employment tribunals, news, police, retirement by sally

“Five police forces are to be taken to an employment tribunal accused of age discrimination.”

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BBC News, 23rd January 2013

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Lord Chief Justice to step down – The Independent

Posted November 21st, 2012 in judges, judiciary, news, retirement by sally

“Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge is to retire as head of the judiciary next year, the Judicial Office said.”

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The Independent, 21st November 2012

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National Union of Mineworkers launches court bid to challenge Arthur Scargill – The Independent

Posted October 3rd, 2012 in contract of employment, expenses, housing, miners, news, retirement, trade unions by sally

“The National Union of Mineworkers today asked the High Court to decide whether it is obliged to meet the cost of former leader Arthur Scargill staying in his London flat.”

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The Independent, 2nd October 2012

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5RB Conference: Keynote address – Speech by Mr Justice Tugendhat

5RB Conference: Keynote address (PDF)

Speech by Mr Justice Tugendhat

5RB Conference, 27th September 2012

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Early retirement rights under occupational pension schemes do transfer under TUPE, High Court rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 18th, 2012 in news, pensions, retirement, transfer of undertakings by sally

“The buyer of a business will be liable for certain early retirement pension rights under the original owner’s occupational pension scheme if the transfer takes place under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) Regulations, the High Court has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th May 2012

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Seldon v Clarkson Wright & Jakes (Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and another intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted April 27th, 2012 in age discrimination, law reports, partnerships, retirement by tracey

Seldon v Clarkson Wright & Jakes (Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and another intervening); [2012] UKSC 16;  [2012] WLR (D)  124

“A rule providing for the compulsory retirement at 65 of partners in a firm of solicitors could be justified as a means of achieving legitimate aims relating to recruitment and promotions within the firm.”

WLR Daily, 25th April 2012

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Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police and another v Homer – WLR Daily

Posted April 27th, 2012 in age discrimination, law reports, retirement by tracey

Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police and another v Homer; [2012] UKSC 15;  [2012] WLR (D)  122

“An employment requirement which worked to the comparative disadvantage of a person approaching compulsory retirement age was indirectly discriminatory on grounds of age and had to be justified.”

WLR Daily, 25th April 2012

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Age discrimination ruling allows employers to set retirement dates – The Guardian

Posted April 26th, 2012 in age discrimination, employment, news, retirement by sally

“Employers can continue to set the age at which their staff retire, but only if they can prove there is strong justification for doing so, following a ruling by the supreme court.”

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The Guardian, 25th April 2012

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Lawyer loses retirement age appeal – The Independent

Posted April 25th, 2012 in age discrimination, appeals, employment, news, retirement by sally

“A lawyer forced to retire at 65 lost a Supreme Court Appeal on age discrimination today.”

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The Independent, 25th April 2012

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Woodcock v Cumbria Primary Care Trust – WLR Daily

Posted March 28th, 2012 in age discrimination, dismissal, employment, law reports, redundancy, retirement by sally

Woodcock v Cumbria Primary Care Trust [2012] EWCA Civ 330; [2012] WLR (D) 97

“For the purposes of a claim for age discrimination under regulation 3 of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006, where an employer gave notice of dismissal to an employee on the grounds of redundancy, it was a legitimate part of the aim of the employer in giving that notice to ensure that when giving effect to it, the dismissal also saved the employer additional costs that, had it not timed the dismissal as it did, it was likely to have incurred by reason of the employee’s age.”

WLR Daily, 22nd March 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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