Seventy is far too early for a supreme court judge to retire . . . – The Times

Posted March 26th, 2009 in judiciary, news, retirement, Supreme Court by sally

“The Lord Chancellor will soon be announcing who will fill the vacancies on the new supreme court, which begins work in October when the law lords move across Parliament Square to Middlesex Guildhall. There is a very strong case for increasing the retirement age for supreme court justices from 70 to 75. In 1916 the Earl of Halsbury heard a case on the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords at 92. The Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993 now provides that judges must retire at 70. There is an exception for those first appointed to a judicial office before March 31, 1995. They can continue working until 75.”

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The Times, 26th March 2009