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First Schedule rep. by 1978 c. 23


PART IN.I.Scale of Pensions of Judges

When the number of completed years of service in the office of a judge is as specified in the first column of the following table, the annual pension shall not exceed the fraction of the last annual salary respectively specified in the second column of that table:—

Years of serviceFraction of salary.
Less than 5Six-fortieths.
15 or moreTwenty-fortieths.

Part II rep. by SR 1979/103

Part III rep. by 1980 NI 3


F1F2F3F4Schedule 2AN.I.

F1Sch. 2A inserted prosp. by 1991 NI 24

F2Sch. 2A (which is still prosp.) am. by 1993 c. 49, Sch. 7 para. 4

F3Sch 2A (which is still prosp.) am. by 2005 c. 11

F4Sch 2A (which is still prosp.) am. (prosp) by SI 2005/3325

Section 122A


F5SI 2005/3325


1N.I.In this Schedule—

  • “the relevant date” means 4th December 2005 [F6, but means 12th January 2020 in relation to a civil partnership formed between two people not of the same sex] ; and

  • “member” means a person who holds judicial office and to or in respect of whom benefits are payable under this Act on his or her retirement.

Service wholly on or before the relevant dateN.I.

2N.I.No surviving civil partner's pension shall be payable in respect of a member who retires on or before the relevant date.

Service on and after the relevant dateN.I.

3(1)A member who—N.I.

(a)holds judicial office on the relevant date; and

(b)continues to do so after that date,

shall have the annual value of a surviving civil partner's pension in respect of the member calculated on the assumption that all of the member's relevant service fell after the relevant date.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) does not apply if, within six months of the date of the member's formation of a civil partnership, the member opts for the annual value of the surviving civil partner's pension to be calculated under sub-paragraph (3).

(3)Where the annual value of a surviving civil partner's pension falls to be calculated under this sub-paragraph, its value shall be determined by applying the formula—

CPP1 = (CPP2 x RS1) divided by RS2


  • CPP1 is the annual value of the surviving civil partner's pension,

  • CPP2 is the annual value of the surviving civil partner's pension that would be payable on the assumption mentioned in sub-paragraph (1),

  • RS1 is the length of the member's relevant service after the relevant date, and

  • RS2 is the whole of the member's relevant service.

(4)For the purposes of this paragraph there shall be left out of account so much (if any) of the relevant service on or before the relevant date as does not add to the amount of the personal pension and accordingly this paragraph shall not apply if none of the relevant service on or before that date adds to the amount of the personal pension.

(5)An election under sub-paragraph (2) must be made in writing to the administrators.

(6)An election under sub-paragraph (2) is irrevocable.]


Third Schedule rep. by 1964 c. 29 (NI); SLR 1973; 1978 c.23


Fourth Schedule rep. by 1964 c. 33 (NI); 1969 c. 30 (NI); 1972 NI 16; SLR 1976; 1978 NI 4; 1980 NI 3


Fifth Schedule rep. by 1962 c. 30; SLR 1973

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