MOJ’s update to the Employment Tribunal confirms to all affected fee paid judicial office holders the MOJ approach to claims for pre 7 April 2000 service. To provide a pension remedy to these claimants, the MOJ’s intention is to seek legislative changes to pension regulations to recognise their pre 7 April 2000 fee-paid service. The MOJ is mindful of the delay that a legislative remedy will entail and intends to offer eligible retired claimants a voluntary interim payment in lieu of pension subject to the necessary approvals. The MOJ is establishing the Judicial Claims Team, to be operational from May 2019, to handle the claims of eligible claimants. All judges with an existing or potential claim (either with the Tribunal or the Judicial Claims Team) are invited to read the update.
Ministry of Justice statement in fee-paid judicial litigation: February 2019