Since the abolition of the default retirement age, we have seen a surge in clients wanting to know how they can nonetheless retain a contractual retirement age. This reflects the needs of businesses to encourage talented and ambitious personnel to stay with them while allowing them to retire ageing employees with dignity and without having to take them through embarrassing performance management or disciplinary procedures.

We are assisting clients in developing and setting out clear, effective retirement policies. By establishing objective legal justifications for maintaining a contractual retirement age, together with a fair and manageable consultation process that starts well in advance of the due retirement age, a retirement age can be reintroduced. At the same time, employees are involved in planning their exit from the organisation in ways that are mutually beneficial to the individual and the employer.