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My partners are refusing to let me draw my pension. What can I do?

I am 60 and in a 3 partner practice. I would like to draw my pension, but my partners are refusing to agree to this. They say I will not help the practice develop if I draw my pension. This is totally untrue. The relevant clause in my partnership agreement reads: "with the consent of the other partners and upon the partners obtaining the informal agreement of the authority in advance that in principle it would allow the partnership to have the level of manpower proposed a partner may elect to take one months retirement for the purposes of triggering the payment of her or his superannuation and lump sum payment And such retirement shall not be treated as retirement within the provisions of this clause " This agreement was drawn up in 2002 , hence 1 month's retirement. It is now 24 hours. I have informed my partners that I intend to work until 2010. The PCT have agreed in principle to my taking 24 hour retirement. Is there anything I can do?

GP in London

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