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Judicial Retirement Age: Consultation

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The Ministry of Justice has launched a three month consultation on whether to raise the judicial retirement age for judges (including tribunal judges), magistrates and coroners.

Current legislation, passed 27 years ago, sets the mandatory retirement age for most judicial office holders at the age of 70. The consultation seeks views on whether the mandatory retirement age should be raised and if so, to either the age of 72 or 75. It also seeks views on related matters including permitting judges’ and magistrates’ appointments to be extended after the mandatory age if it is in the public interest.

Simultaneously (but separately), the Ministry of Justice is also consulting on the Government response to the McCloud Judgment, and proposals for a reformed judicial pension scheme.

Details here.