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The Judicial Pensions (Requisite Benefits) Order 1988

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Contribution in event of marriage during retirement

12.—(1) Where, on the date when he ceases to hold office, an office-holder is unmarried, he may be required to undertake, in return for payment to him of a lump sum under or by virtue of whichever of the enactments mentioned in paragraph (2) below is applicable to him, that he will, on his first marriage thereafter, pay a contribution in respect of benefits that may become payable to his widow by virtue of articles 7 and 9.

(2) The enactments referred to in paragraph (1) above are—

  • Section 7 of the City of London (Courts) Act 1964(1); and Section 17 of the Judicial Pensions Act 1981(2).

(3) The contribution referred to in paragraph (1) above shall be equal to 1⅞ths per cent of the office-holder’s final salary multiplied by the number of whole years of relevant service of his which were—

(a)completed by him before he attained pensionable age, and

(b)not years—

(i)during any part of which he was a married man, or

(ii)preceding a marriage of his contracted before he ceased to hold office.

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