Reappointing lay magistrates - Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Act 2022

Consultation opened on 06 June 2022. Closing date 01 August 2022 at 17:00.


The Department of Justice (“DoJ”) is consulting from 6 June 2022 to 1 August 2022 on proposals to reappoint Lay Magistrates who were required to retire at the age of 70, following the increase in retirement age to 75 for members of the judiciary which was recently introduced by the Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Act 2022.


Consultation description

Secondary legislation is required to set eligibility criteria for the reappointment of these retired lay magistrates and this consultation paper seeks the views of consultees on these eligibility criteria.

Ways to respond

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Judicial Policy and Tribunals
Civil Justice and Judicial Policy Division
Massey House
Stormont Estate

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