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Constitutional Reform Act 2005

Section 99 : Complaints: interpretation

308.Section 99 describes two types of complaint about the appointment process: a Commission complaint, where the complaint is about the Commission’s handling of a candidate for judicial appointment’s application; and a departmental complaint, where the complaint is about the Lord Chancellor or his Department’s handling of the application. Those entitled to complain are those who have applied for selection or have been selected, and claim to have been adversely affected by the maladministration about which they are complaining. It will not be possible under the Act for other members of the public to complain about the fact that someone else has, or has not, been selected for judicial appointment.

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