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The Judicial Discipline (Prescribed Procedures) Regulations 2006

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Notification of proposed disciplinary action and final decision

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27.  (1)  Where the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice propose to take a particular disciplinary action under regulation 26 or to make a record of the case in a form that may be referred to in any future disciplinary proceedings, they must—

(a)notify the subject of the disciplinary proceedings of the proposal;

(b)state that the case will be recorded in a form that may be referred to in any future disciplinary proceedings, and

(c)invite him to make representations.

(2) The subject of the disciplinary proceedings must make any representations within twenty business days of an invitation under paragraph (1)(c).

(3) After considering any representations made under paragraph (2), the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice must make a final decision.

(4) The Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice must notify the subject of the disciplinary proceedings of their decision.

(5) If the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice cannot agree what action should be taken, the case is dismissed.

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