Firms' compulsory early retirement schemes fall foul of new legislation

O'Connor, Joanne; Harris, Joanne
April 2005
Lawyer;4/4/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 13, p2
Trade Publication
This article reports that the system of compulsory early retirement used by many British law firms is resulting in a damaging 'brain drain' and may also fall foul of impending age discrimination restrictions. Compulsory retirement ages that differ from the legal standard of 65 will become unlawful under new regulations set to come into force in October 2006. In the area of law, the role of a partner turns into a much more second-level operation.


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