Briefing

Supreme Court upholds Court of Appeal decision that compulsory retirement age of 65 for partners in a law firm may be justified

Posted by : Eleanor Rowswell | Date posted : 26/04/2012

On 25 April 2012, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the high-profile Seldon age discrimination case.  The decision leaves the door open for partnerships and LLPs to impose mandatory retirement on their partners (and employees), provided that the policy can be objectively justified by a legitimate social policy aim.

If you require further information on anything covered in this briefing please contact Eleanor Rowswell (eleanor.rowswell@farrer.co.uk 020 3375 7111) or your usual contact at the firm on 020 3375 7000.