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Land Registration Act 2002

Holding of office, Remuneration, and Parliamentary disqualification

288.Paragraphs 1, 2 and 9 The adjudicator will hold office on the terms determined by the Lord Chancellor, including pay, expenses and allowances. Pension provision will be dealt with either under the Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993 (JUPRA), or otherwise as the Lord Chancellor determines. The adjudicator will have judicial terms and conditions. He or she may resign or be removed from office on the grounds of incapacity or misbehaviour. The adjudicator will continue in office until the term of the appointment ends. When the appointment ends, he or she is eligible for reappointment. The appointment is subject to the provisions of JUPRA which provide for a compulsory retirement age of 70 years, subject to the possibility of annual extensions until the appointee is 75 years of age. If there are special circumstances on the termination of the appointment, the Lord Chancellor has power to pay compensation. Like the office of Chief Land Registrar, the office of adjudicator becomes an office which disqualifies from membership of the House of Commons, the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly.

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