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Introduction by Dale Simon, Head of the OJC

Dale Simon
Dale Simon

I am pleased to welcome you to the website for the Office for Judicial Complaints (OJC).

The Constitutional Reform Act 2005 gives the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice joint responsibility for a new system for considering and determining complaints about the personal conduct of all judicial office holders in England and Wales and some judicial office holders who sit in Tribunals in Scotland and Northern Ireland.  The OJC was set up on the 3rd April 2006, to handle these complaints and provide advice and assistance to the Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice in the performance of their new joint role.

On this site you will find information about the types of complaints that we can deal with, how the complaints system works, the role of the OJC and what to do if you are considering making a complaint about the personal conduct of a judicial office holder.

This site also contains a number of useful links to other organisations that may be able to help or assist you with your complaint.

I hope that you will find this website both informative and useful.

Update - 28 August 2008

The Judicial Discipline (Prescribed Procedures) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 came into effect today and should be read in conjunction with the Judicial Discipline Regulations (Prescribed Procedures) 2006.

Judicial Complaints (Tribunals) Rules 2008 came into effect today and replace the existing rules.

Complaints (Magistrates) Rules 2008 came into effect today and replace the existing rules.

Copies of the documents listed above are available from the News and Publications section of this website.  




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