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Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 68 – Suspension of judicial officer pending outcome of disciplinary or criminal proceedings

210.This section provides that the disciplinary committee may make an order suspending the officer from practice for a specific period where the Commission becomes aware of a complaint alleging misconduct on the part of a judicial officer, where the Commission becomes aware (under section 70) of a bankruptcy or related event involving the officer (or of other concerns surrounding such an event) or where a judicial officer has been charged with an offence.

211.The disciplinary committee may also extend the officer’s suspension or revoke the order. Any decisions under this section are subject to appeal as set out in section 74(1).

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