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The Judicial Discipline (Prescribed Procedures) Regulations 2006

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30.  (1)  A review body may review—

(a)any finding of fact;

(b)any decision or recommendation as to the conduct of a judicial office holder;

(c)any disciplinary action which has been proposed or taken; and

(d)the procedures which have been used to deal with the case, but only so far as necessary to enable the review body to deal with the matters in sub-paragraphs (a) to (c) above.

(2) The review body may consider matters not raised in a request under regulation 29(4)(b).

(3) The scope of review by a review body is not restricted by the findings of any previous investigation, whether under these regulations or not, or of any previous review of the case by a review body.

(4) A review body may recommend the taking of more severe disciplinary action than that previously recommended by an advisory committee, a President, the nominated judge, the investigating judge or a review body in relation to the case, or that which the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice had intended to take.

(5) Where the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice have proposed the removal from a judicial office of the subject of the disciplinary proceedings, the review body must advise whether removal is justified.

(6) Where a review body is considering whether the subject of the disciplinary proceedings should be suspended from office, the review body must consider that question in relation to each judicial office which he holds.

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