We are all getting old. In the UK especially so, due to declining fertility rates and people living longer. But are law firm demographics keeping up? There has been a concerted push for diversity and inclusion in gender, ethnicity and other underrepresented groups across the professional services sector, but have we done enough to include older workers and partners – so that we, and our clients, can see the full breadth of modern society reflected in our profession?
In this article, first published in The Global Legal Post, CM Murray ‘s Partner, Andrew Pavlovic, Managing Partner, Clare Murray, and Senior Associate, Pooja Dasgupta, discuss the potential legal and regulatory risks of partner age discrimination for professional services firms along with some practical tips on how firms can help to promote and maintain a positive and inclusive culture for older partners.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light: time to rethink mandatory retirement for partners?