The EAT has ruled that a limited company can bring a complaint of direct discrimination. In EAD Solicitors LLP v Abrams, Mr Abrams set up a limited company of which he was principal shareholder and sole director, which then became a member of the LLP in his place as he approached retirement for tax reasons. When Mr Abrams reached the LLP's retirement age for partners, the LLP terminated the arrangement. The EAT confirmed that the limited company was entitled to bring an age discrimination claim. The protected characteristic does not have to be that of the person suffering the detriment, and there is no requirement that the victim be a natural person.