Coroners and Justice Act 2009

Part 1Appointment, qualifications and terms of office of Coroner for Treasure

Appointment

1The Lord Chancellor may appoint a person as the Coroner for Treasure.

Qualifications

2To be eligible for appointment as the Coroner for Treasure, a person must—

(a)be under the age of 70, and

(b)satisfy the judicial-appointment eligibility condition on a 5-year basis.

Vacation or termination of office

3The Coroner for Treasure must vacate office on reaching the age of 70.

4The Coroner for Treasure may resign office by giving notice to the Lord Chancellor.

5(1)The Lord Chancellor may, with the agreement of the Lord Chief Justice, remove the Coroner for Treasure from office for incapacity or misbehaviour.

(2)The Lord Chief Justice may nominate a judicial office holder (as defined in section 109(4) of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c. 4)) to exercise the functions of the Lord Chief Justice under sub-paragraph (1).

Remuneration, allowances and expenses

6(1)The Lord Chancellor may pay to the Coroner for Treasure amounts determined by the Lord Chancellor by way of remuneration or allowances.

(2)The Lord Chancellor may pay to the Coroner for Treasure amounts determined by the Lord Chancellor towards expenses incurred by the Coroner for Treasure in performing functions as such.