Mandatory retirement age for devolved judicial office holders

Consultation opened on 14 October 2020. Closing date 09 December 2020 at 17:00.

Summary

Consultation on Mandatory retirement age for devolved judicial office holders- this consultation invites views on proposals to raise the MRA to either 72 or 75.

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Consultation description

Mandatory retirement for judges of the High Court and above was first introduced by the Judicial Pensions Act 1959, which set a retirement age of 75. Prior to this, judges could continue in office for as long as they wished. Other judicial office holders were subject to a variety of different retirement provisions.

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