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The Judicial Pensions (Requisite Benefits) Order 1988

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Ceasing to hold office and relevant service

5.—(1) An office-holder does not cease to hold office for the purpose of this Order so long as he holds any scheduled office or an office service in which may, under any enactment, be reckoned on any basis together with earlier service of his in a scheduled office for the purpose of superannuation benefits.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3) below, an office-holder’s service in a scheduled office is relevant service for the purposes of this Order and his relevant service may include any earlier service of his which may, under any enactment, be reckoned on any basis together with service of his in a scheduled office.

(3) Service is not relevant service for the purposes of this Order if it is service before 6th April 1978.

(4) For the purposes of paragraphs (1) and (2) above:—

(a)it is immaterial whether—

(i)the office-holder has served at any time in any other office (including an office in relation to which he ceases to hold office for the purposes of this Order);

(ii)the earlier and the later offices are the same;

(iii)any election in respect of the office-holder is available, or, if available, has been made; and

(iv)the superannuation benefits payable under the relevant enactment relating to one office would, in the circumstances of the case, be unaffected by adding the other service into the reckoning; and

(b)service in an earlier office shall be treated as reckonable with service in a later scheduled office if it would have been so reckonable but for the office-holder’s having left the later (or a subsequent) office before reaching compulsory retirement age.

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