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Judgment was handed down on 25 September by the Administrative Court in this case, commonly referred to as “Heyday”, which challenged the compatibility with EC law of the default retirement age of 65.

Judgment was handed down on 25 September by the Administrative Court in this case, commonly referred to as “Heyday”, which challenged the compatibility with EC law of the default retirement age of 65. The claim was dismissed, though Mr Justice Blake noted that the position might have been different had the Government not announced a timely review of the default retirement age.
Dinah Rose QC and Emma Dixon represented the Secretary of State.
Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC and Diya Sen Gupta represented the Equality and Human Rights Commission which intervened in the case.

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