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Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014

Termination of appointment

135.Paragraphs 9 and 10 set out the circumstances in which a person ceases to hold a position in the Scottish Tribunals. A member ceases to hold that position by being removed from the position by the First Minister under paragraph 23 of schedule 8 following a conclusion by a fitness assessment tribunal that the member is unfit to hold that position; or resigning or retiring.

136.Section 26 of the Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993 applies to the legal and ordinary members of the Scottish Tribunals which requires such a member to retire at the age of 70 subject to continuing in office in accordance with the provisions of subsections (4) (to (6) of that section. See the commentary on paragraph 11 of schedule 9.

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