Eight law firms represent judges making claims
The UK government may have to pay up to £2 billion in pensions for an approximate 8,000 part-time judges following a landmark ruling. As of now, more than 900 part time judges have filed claims to collect what they calculate to be owed to them, the Times reports although the Government is still disputing a number of the claims.
The seven year battle between the Government and the Judges was brought to the fore with rulings in both the European Court of Justice and the Supreme Court where a case was taken by barrister and recorder Dermod O’Brien. Eight law firms will represent the judges, some on a no-win, no-fee deal. The Mail Online reported that a part-time judge, who has dedicated 25 years of service, could receive a judicial pension of £125,000 or £5,000 a year for 25 years.