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Courts-Martial (Appeals) Act 1951

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32Tenure of office of Judge Advocate General and assistants

(1)The Judge Advocate General shall be removable by His Majesty on the ground of inability or misbehaviour upon a recommendation in that behalf made by the Lord Chancellor, and the Lord Chancellor may remove the Vice Judge Advocate General, an Assistant Judge Advocate General or a Deputy Judge Advocate for inability or misbehaviour.

(2)The Judge Advocate General shall vacate his office at the end of the completed year of service in the course of which he attains the age of seventy years, and any such officer as is mentioned in subsection (1) of section thirty of this Act shall vacate his office at the end of the completed year of service in the course of which he attains the age of sixty-five years:

Provided that, where the Lord Chancellor considers it desirable in the public interest to retain the Judge Advocate General or any such officer as aforesaid in office after the time when his office is required to be vacated under the foregoing provisions of this subsection, the Lord Chancellor may. from time to time authorise the continuance of the Judge Advocate General or officer in office up to such age (not exceeding seventy-two years in the case of the Judge Advocate General and seventy years in any other case) as the Lord Chancellor thinks fit.

(3)A person appointed under subsection (2) of section thirty of this Act temporarily to assist the Judge Advocate General in the exercise and performance of his powers and duties shall hold and vacate office in accordance with the terms of his appointment.

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