- Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993
The Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993 is an Act of the
Parliament of the United Kingdomthat strengthened the mandatory retirement provisions previously instituted by the Judicial Pensions Act 1959for members of the British judiciary.
While the 1959 Act forbade service past age 75 by any judges appointed thereafter (
Lord Denningbeing the last exempt jurist) the 1993 Act made the ordinary retiring age 70, and while permitting judges to be allowed by a minister (presumably the Lord Chancellor) to remain in office until 75, expressly forbids persons aged over 75 to hold any judicial post whatsoever. An exception is the post of Lord Chancellor, a political appointee.
* [http://www.uk-legislation.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts1993/Ukpga_19930008_en_1.htm Text of the law]
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