As noted in our last Partnership e-bulletin, the Court of Appeal in Seldon v Clarkson Wright & Jakes is due to consider the circumstances in which a compulsory retirement age for partners can be justified as a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim, in light of the ruling in Heyday that the UK's compulsory retirement age for employees of 65 does not breach EU law.

Mr Seldon's application for permission to appeal with appeal to follow if permission is granted is scheduled to be heard on 29 or 30 June 2010.

(Seldon v. Clarkson Wright & Jakes [2009] EWCA Civ 889)