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The Judicial Pensions Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

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Forfeiture: relevant monetary obligations and relevant monetary lossesF1F2F3F4N.I.

153.—(1) If a member (P) owes a relevant monetary obligation or has caused a relevant monetary loss, the Department of Justice, subject to paragraph (2) may, in agreement with the Lord Chief Justice and to the extent that they both consider appropriate, withhold benefits payable to P under this scheme.

(2) The Department of Justice may only withhold that part of P's pension that exceeds any guaranteed minimum to which P is entitled under section 10 of the 1993 Act.

(3) The Department of Justice may not withhold more than the lesser of—

(a)the amount of the relevant monetary obligation or relevant monetary loss; and

(b)the value of P's entitlement to benefits.

(4) The Department of Justice may only withhold benefits if—

(a)there is no dispute as to the amount of the relevant monetary obligation or relevant monetary loss; or

(b)the relevant monetary obligation or relevant monetary loss is enforceable as follows—

(i)under an order of a competent court; or

(ii)in consequence of an award of an arbitrator.

(5) In this regulation—

relevant monetary obligation” means a monetary obligation which—

(a)

was incurred to the Crown or P's employer (if different);

(b)

was incurred after P became an active member of this scheme;

(c)

arose out of P's criminal, fraudulent or negligent act or omission; and

(d)

arose out of or was connected with service in a qualifying judicial office in respect of which P is a member of this scheme.

relevant monetary loss” means a monetary loss which—

(a)

was caused to this scheme; and

(b)

arose as a result of P's criminal, fraudulent or negligent act or omission.

F1See also section 1(3) and Schedule 1.

F2See also section 8(2)(a) and (4).

F3See also section 12(1) to (3) and (5): coming into force on 1st April 2015.

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