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The Judicial Discipline (Prescribed Procedures) Regulations 2006

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Complaints made in relation to tribunals

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10.  (1)  A complaint about a relevant tribunal member, other than a President, must be made to the President of the tribunal concerned in accordance with rules made under paragraph (2).

(2) The Lord Chief Justice, with the agreement of the Lord Chancellor, the Lord President of the Court of Session and the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, shall make rules dealing with complaints about tribunal members.

(3) A relevant tribunal member for the purposes of paragraph (1) is a tribunal member to whom rules made under paragraph (2) apply.

(4) Where a President sends a case to the Office for Judicial Complaints in accordance with rules made under paragraph (2), it shall be dealt with under regulation 19.

(5) Where, under rules made under paragraph (2), a President has found a case to be substantiated and he has decided to keep a record of the case in a form which may be referred to in future disciplinary proceedings, he must notify the tribunal member.

(6) The tribunal member may make representations to the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice within ten business days of the notification by the President.

(7) After considering any representations under the previous paragraph and any advice from the President, the Lord Chancellor or the Lord Chief Justice may decide to appoint an investigating judge if he considers that the case is sufficiently serious or complex enough to require judicial investigation.

(8) Where an investigating judge is not appointed under the previous paragraph, the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice shall deal with the case under Part 6.

(9) The Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice, or either of them, may determine that a complaint which has been dismissed by a President or which the President is minded to dismiss shall nevertheless be subject to further consideration under the rules and these regulations where the complaint is sufficiently serious for further consideration to be necessary.

(10) Where there has been a determination under the previous paragraph, the case must be sent to the President for further consideration.

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