Law firms entitled to set compulsory retirement age

first_imgA former law firm partner who accused his firm of acting unlawfully by making him retire at 65 has lost his age discrimination case in the Court of Appeal. Leslie Seldon, now 69, a former civil litigation partner at Kent law firm Clarkson Wright Jakes (CWJ), had signed a contract with the firm that included a clause saying he should retire aged 65. However, Seldon argued that the UK’s default retirement age of 65 applied to employees only, not to equity partners. He claimed that the firm had discriminated against him by contractually obliging him to retire at 65. CWJ, both at the original employment tribunal in 2008 and the employment appeal tribunal in 2009, argued that it retires partners at 65 so that younger solicitors at the firm are able to take up their places in the partnership. It maintained that this was a legitimate business aim because it helps retain talented lawyers who otherwise might move to another firm to gain advancement. By retiring Seldon, the firm said, it had used a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim. In dismissing Seldon’s appeal this week, the Court of Appeal accepted CWJ’s arguments. Sir Mark Waller said: ‘It is in the interest of young would-be employees and/or actual employees that employers or firms should have a retirement age providing a greater likelihood of employment for young persons and reasonable prospects of promotion. It would be quite inconsistent… to hold that a compulsory retirement age whose aim was consistent with that social policy was not legitimate.’ The ruling came as the government today announced that it was to abolish the 65 default retirement age for employees from October 2011. However, equity partners will not be considered employees.last_img read more

MPBL: Jeruta’s game winner stuns Zamboanga

first_img Down 51-43 in the third quarter, the Royals started finding their range in the fourth frame with an inside hit from Escoto and beyond-the-arc baskets by Tamsi and Ryan Arambulo to give Iloilo a 53-52 advantage. Jeruta, a native from Jaro, finished the match with five points, seven rebounds and four assists to halt the Royals’ two-game losing skid and improve to a 16-10 win-loss record. Aaron Jeruta scores the game-winning basket for Iloilo United Royals against Zamboanga Family Sardines at the University of San Agustin Gymnasium last Jan. 18. MPBL PHOTO Santillan finished the match with 15points, while Alvin Pasaol chipped in 14 marks, eight rebounds and five assist,but he also gave up eight turnovers as Zamboanga dropped to 16-11. ­ILOILO City – Aaron Jeruta scored a game winner to help the Iloilo United Royals upset Zamboanga Family Sardines, 60-58, in the the 2019-2020 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Lakan Cup on Jan. 18 at the University of San Agustin Gymnasium. Following a basket by Zamboanga’s Leonard Santillan to tie the score at 58-all, Jeruta drained a toughly-contested layup with 12 seconds left to surge Iloilo with a two-point lead and notch their first-ever home victory. In the first game, Datu Cup championsSan Juan-Go for Gold Knights asserted its dominance against Davao OccidentalTigers-Cocolife, 84-65. Orlan Wamar was the Knights’ scoring leader with 15points./PN The both teams struggled offensively thereafter, until the Royals took another lead at 58-56 via a free throw and a basket scoring from Publico, but Santillan gave Zamboanga’s last response that tied the game with 45 seconds left. Al Francis Tamsi top-scored with 17 points, Rey Publico chipped in 14 markers and nine boards, while Richard Escoto contributed 13 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals for Iloilo.last_img read more

Where is ‘College GameDay’ this week? Location, schedule, guest picker for Week 5 on ESPN

first_imgThis will clearly be Nebraska’s biggest challenge thus far this season, but the same could be said of the Buckeyes, who have rolled over pushover competition with ease. The combination of quarterback Justin Fields and running back J.K. Dobbins might be too much for Nebraska’s defense to handle, but it will be interesting to see if Huskers quarterback Adrian Martinez can keep his team within striking distance.With that said, here’s everything you need to know about “College GameDay” as it visits Memorial Stadium in Lincoln:WEEK 5 PICKS: Straight up | Against the spreadWhere is ‘College Gameday’ location for Week 5?Location: Lincoln, Neb.Matchup: No. 5 Ohio State at NebraskaThis will be the seventh time “College GameDay” visits Lincoln, but only the first time since 2007. Cornhuskers fans will be happy to know Nebraska is 5-1 with “College GameDay” in town — the lone loss, however, occurred in its last visit: a 49-31 win for top-ranked USC over No. 14 Nebraska.MORE: Full betting preview for Ohio State vs. Nebraska’College GameDay’ schedule on ESPNTV channel: ESPNStart time: 9 a.m. ETThe “College GameDay” crew of Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Rece Davis and Desmond Howard preview Week 5’s college football action live from Lincoln, Neb. The game between Ohio State and Nebraska will be broadcast on ABC with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. ET.ESPN typically announces its next “College GameDay” location every Monday. Potential locations for Week 6 include Eugene, Ore. (No. 15 Cal at No. 13 Oregon), Gainesville, Fla. (No. 7 Auburn at No. 9 Florida), Ann Arbor, Mich. (No. 14 Iowa at No. 20 Michigan) and Columbus, Ohio (No. 25 Michigan State at No. 5 Ohio State). WeekMatchupLocationGuest PickerCorso’s HeadgearOutcome0Miami at No. 8 FloridaOrlando, Fla.Michael IrvinGators24-20 Florida1No. 11 Oregon vs. No. 16 AuburnArlington, TexasBo JacksonDucks27-21 Auburn2No. 6 LSU at No. 9 TexasAustin, TexasMatthew McConaugheyTigers45-38 LSU3No. 20 Iowa at Iowa StateAmes, IowaEric ChurchCyclones18-17 Iowa4No. 7 Notre Dame at No. 3 GeorgiaAthens, Ga.JeezyBulldogs23-17 GeorgiaWho is the guest picker on ‘College GameDay’ for Week 5?Omaha native and noted Nebraska fan Gabrielle Union has been chosen as GameDay’s guest picker.I truly love you guys!! I was always gonna do @CollegeGameDay !!! There was NO WAY I was missing a chance to talk @Huskers 🏈🏈 w/ @MiamiHEAT fan (we sat in the same section) @DesmondHoward & the guys!! Now which @HuskerFBNation jersey do I rock on the show🤔— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) September 26, 2019Ohio State at Nebraska odds, picksSporting News’ Zac Al-Khateeb and Bill Bender each made picks on this intriguing Big Ten matchup. Al-Khateeb predicted Ohio State to win 45-27; Bender predicted a 43-27 win for the Buckeyes.Sportsbook Review has Ohio State as the 17.5-point favorites against the Cornhuskers. “College GameDay” rolls into Lincoln, Neb. for the Week 5 Big Ten matchup between Ohio State and the hometown Huskers.This will be both teams’ second game in conference play after Ohio State downed Indiana 51-10 in Week 3 and Nebraska beat Illinois 42-38 in Week 4, respectively. Had the Cornhuskers not had a late collapse against Colorado earlier this season, this almost certainly would be a matchup of top-25 teams.last_img read more

Bogut pours in 31 points in U.’s 17th straight win

first_img Jackson is Utah’s ‘Straight’ jacket Related E-mail: [email protected] U. moves up in both hoop polls Late Wyoming drought thwarts possible upset Utah-Wyoming game at a glance If the Utah basketball team seemed wound a little tight in the past two games, well it probably was. Coach Ray Giacoletti admitted as much after Monday night’s 71-62 victory over Wyoming at the Huntsman Center.”We were squeezed so tight that we got out of character a little bit,” Giacoletti said. “This was one that became a grind. It wasn’t our best effort and I’m not taking anything away from Wyoming. But we still found a way to be successful.”Even if it wasn’t their best effort, the Utes won their 17th straight game, the second-best winning streak in the nation, and improved to 22-3 on the season. The Utes also upped their Mountain West Conference record to 10-0 heading into this weekend’s road trip at Air Force and New Mexico.The Utes got through a sluggish first half and a slow start in the second half before essentially putting the game away with a 13-0 run midway through the second half.During the final five minutes, the Utes got into their “careful” mode and saw the Cowboys cut the margin to single digits like Colorado State did Saturday night, but the game was never in doubt.Andrew Bogut followed up his 33-point, 16-rebound performance with another sensational effort, scoring 31 points and grabbing 13 rebounds against the Cowboys. Marc Jackson scored 12 points and did an outstanding job on Wyoming’s leading scorer, Jay Straight, while Richard Chaney added 12 points off the bench.Now that the homestand is over, Giacoletti wants his team to “have fun” this week and not feel the pressure they had during the past two games.”There’s so much pressure put on winning home games, I’ve probably made them a little tight right now and I want our guys to feel at ease,” Giacoletti said. “I want us to get back to being free with our play and not always trying to make the right play every time.”The Utes saw a different Wyoming team than they faced a month ago in Laramie. Oh, it was the same players, but they weren’t the same bunch that missed its first 10 shots and fell behind 16-0, before losing by 25.The Cowboys stayed with the Utes basket-for-basket throughout much of the first half and even led 18-14 midway through the half after making 8 of their first 11 shots.Surprisingly, the Cowboys didn’t try to double-team Bogut whenever he got the ball inside and he made 12 of Utah’s first 18 points. The Cowboys seemed to be content to make other Ute players beat them and when they didn’t shoot well, they kept the lead.Finally, the Utes went on a 9-0 run late in the half thanks to a couple of Bogut baskets and Jackson 3-pointer, only to see the Cowboys cut the lead to 33-28 at halftime.At halftime, Giacoletti implored his team to win the first four minutes like they have so many times this year, but instead, it was the Cowboys who had the edge as they cut the lead to 42-40 with 14:50 left.That’s when the Utes became defensive, holding scoreless for nearly seven minutes as they ran off 13 straight points to make it a 15-point game.First Bryant Markson hit a 3-pointer from the left corner, then Chaney sank a 10-foot baseline jumper.Bogut scored on a three-point play off a left-handed hook and then Jackson sank a 3-pointer from the top of the key to make it 53-40 with 9:20 left. Bogut completed the 13-0 run with a pair of free throws at the 7:54 mark.Maybe the Cowboys were trying to delay having to go back to Laramie, because they dragged out the final 90 seconds into about 15 minutes of real time, as Wyoming coach Steve McClain used every timeout available and the Cowboys tried to foul the Utes for profit.But the Utes hit all six free throws in the final minute and Straight got three garbage baskets in the final 35 seconds.Straight, who was named MWC player of the week earlier in the day, finished with a team-high 16 points, but he got 11 in the final four minutes and nine in the final 1:01. Jackson turned him inside-out like he did in Laramie when he held him to six points until a couple of threes in the final minute.Dion Sherrell added 12 points and Justin Williams chipped in 11 for the Cowboys. The Utes play Air Force Saturday afternoon and New Mexico Monday night. last_img read more