Notary Lawyer Fights Retirement Age Law

A Notary Public lawyer is challenging the default retirement age in the Court of Appeal after he was made to stop work at 65.  The Notary Public, now aged 68, believes that he still has a great deal to offer the solicitor’s profession and claims he was discriminated against on the grounds of age. Whilst, Mr Sheldon continues to works as a Notary he was forced to stop work at 65 according to the terms of his partnership agreement. It is not unusual for retiring solicitors to continue to operate an independent practice as a Notary Public.

For further details of this Notary Public’s claim and to view a video clip of this Notary Public please refer to the BBC News Article http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/8150266.stm

London Notary, Matthew Pryke  believes that the legal challenge raises “important questions of legal policy and principle for all businesses which have the potential to affect all employees. Whilst the case will be viewed primarily as an important precendent for age discrimination laws it is also a key decision for businesses more generally. As a fellow Notary Public I wish Mr Sheldon the best of luck with his legal case.”

Matthew Pryke is a qualified solicitor, Notary Public, London Notary and Commissioner for Oaths and is owner and operator of the London Notary practice M D Pryke Notary Public. For further information about this London Notaries practice please refer to www.mdpryke-notary.com


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