Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971

[5AF1Retiring age for sheriff principal and sheriff.S

(1)A sheriff principal or sheriff shall vacate his office on the day on which he attains the age of 70.

(2)Subsection (1) above is subject to section 26(4) to (6) of the Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993 (power to authorise continuance in office up to the age of 75).

[F2(3)Without prejudice to sections 11(4A) and (4B) and 11B(3) of this Act, in this section, “sheriff principal” does not include a temporary sheriff principal and “sheriff” does not include a part-time sheriff.]]

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F2S. 5A(3) inserted (9.8.2000) by 2000 asp 9, s. 12, Sch. para. 1(2)