Judicial retirement age - putting the rationale on record

Stephen Hardy


Professor Stephen Hardy (Coventry University law School) describes the rationale and role of regulation behind the retirement age for members of the judiciary. He argues that it is in the public interest that senior judges of proven judicial quality are appointed and retained in the appellate courts and suggests that a diverse judiciary through a more progressive appointments policy alongside more judicial career development and/or succession planning would certainly resolve the current concerns.

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