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Judges Salaries Act 1872

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Judges Salaries Act 1872

1872 CHAPTER 51

An Act for amending the Law relating to the Salaries of Judges.

[6th August 1872]

Whereasit is expedient to amend the law relating to the salaries of judges, and in particular to provide that the salary of every judge in the United Kingdom is to begin from the date of his appointment as a judge and not (as is in some instances the case) from the death or resignation of his immediate predecessors:

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Short title.

1This Act may be cited for all purposes as "The Judges Salaries Act. 1872."

Commencement and payment of judicial salaries.

2Notwithstanding anything contained in any Act of Parliament, the judicial salary of every judge in the United Kingdom shall begin from the date of his appointment as judge, and not before, and shall accrue due from day to day during the time of his continuance in office, and shall be payable at such intervals not exceeding three months as may be from time to time determined by the Treasury.

Application of Act.

3This Act in so far as relates to the accruer and payment of salaries shall apply to existing as well as to future judges.

Definition of "judge".

4The expression " judge " shall include every judge of Her Majesty's Superior Courts of Common Law or Equity in England and Ireland, every judge of the Court of Session in Scotland, and every assistant judge, county court judge, stipendiary magistrate, or other person performing judicial duties in the United Kingdom in respect of which he is paid a salary.

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