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Administration of Justice Act 1973

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2(1)Subject to paragraph 4 below, the annual rate of the pension payable under this Schedule to a person retiring from any office after fifteen or more years relevant service shall be one half of his last annual salary.

(2)Subject as aforesaid, the annual rate of the pension payable under this Schedule to a person retiring from any office after less than fifteen years relevant service shall be as follows, that is to say—

(a)if the period of relevant service does not amount to six years or more, one quarter of his last annual salary;

(b)if the period amounts to six years or more, one quarter of that salary plus one fortieth of that salary for each completed year of service exceeding five.

(3)This paragraph shall be without prejudice to the operation of the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971.

(4)In relation to any person in whose case an election is in force under section 11(1) of the Administration of Justice (Pensions) Act 1950 (which enabled persons serving at the commencement of that Act to opt out of the provisions of that Act for the grant of lump sums and widow's and children's pensions) this paragraph shall have effect as if for any reference to his last annual salary there were substituted a reference to the amount of that salary increased by one third.

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