Mandatory retirement age for devolved judicial office holders

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


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.


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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