Daniel Curtis - District Judge (Magistrates' Court)

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fFaudwAtch UK (Account suspended)

Dear Ministry of Justice,

Please confirm when District Judge Curtis became appointed as a district judge and the length of his term of office.

List his qualifications and training and if his training is up to date, and which cases he is qualified to hear.

List the dates he has sat last year and this and at which courts and the nature of the matter heard, such as family , council tax, insolvency , charging orders etc.

How many complaints have been received about his conduct.

Yours faithfully,

fFaudwAtch UK

Data Access & Compliance Unit, Ministry of Justice

Dear fFaudwAtch UK,

Please note, under section 8(1) of FOIA, a request for
information must comply with three requirements. It must:

(a) be in writing,
(b) state the name of the applicant and an address for correspondence, and
(c) describes the information requested.

After initial consideration, this request appears to comply with requirements (a) and (c) but it does not comply with requirement (b) because you have not provided your full name.
I am therefore not required to process your request without information that can later be referred to, as per Section 8(1)(b) FOIA. The information we require is your name.
As your request has been deemed invalid, I am not obliged to disclose the requested information at this point and I would like to take this opportunity to recommend that any future FOI submissions adhere to Section 8 of the FOIA.
To enable us to meet your request, please resubmit your application in accordance with the above requirements. We will consider your resubmitted request upon receipt as long as it meets the requirements stated above.
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fFaudwAtch UK (Account suspended)

Dear Data Access & Compliance Unit,

Of course.

Yours sincerely,

N Gilliatt AKA fFaudwAtch UK

Dorothy Matricks (Account suspended) left an annotation ()

Some of it is here.

Appointed 14 November 2005.

http://www.m2.com/m2/web/story.php/20050...

Uju, Chukwuma,

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Dear N. Gilliat,

 

Please find attached a response to your request of 3 June.

 

Thanks

 

Chukwuma

 

Chukwuma Uju l Royal Courts of Justice | Strand | WC2A 2LL |

 

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fFaudwAtch UK (Account suspended)

Dear Uju, Chukwuma,

Thank you for your response.

I would like clarifying what is meant by 'anything appropriate' regarding the response in the matter of the cases he can be listed to hear.

Yours sincerely,

fFaudwAtch UK

Uju, Chukwuma,

Dear N. Gilliat,

 

I have attached a link to the Judicial Appointment Commission’s website
which explains the jurisdiction of a District Judge (Magistrates' Courts).

 

Regards

 

Chukwuma

 

[1]https://jac.judiciary.gov.uk/vacancies/887

 

 

 

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fFaudwAtch UK (Account suspended)

Dear Ministry of Justice,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Ministry of Justice's handling of my FOI request 'Daniel Curtis - District Judge (Magistrates' Court)'.

Thank you for the information relating to the elements of my request which have already been provided.

I would like the decision regarding the training and conduct complaint elements reviewing.

I contest the application of the exemption (s 32) as it clearly relates to material only held in relation to particular court cases.

A judge's complaint record might not relate to any specific cases. Any link to a particular case would be incidental and could be removed before disclosure. Information on complaints would be held for purposes in addition to any related cases.

A judge when acting as a judge is an office holder who is not acting in a personal capacity. While there may be personal information in a complaints record, that shouldn't preclude most of the record being released with any personal material redacted.

The reasons given above for why details regarding the complaint should be released are also applicable to disclosing the training record.

The description given in relation to the nature of the matters heard have not been given. It has only been stated whether they were criminal or not.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

Yours faithfully,

fFaudwAtch UK

Mannion, Eileen,

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Dear Mr Gilliatt

Please find attached response to your internal review request.

Yours sincerely
Eileen Mannion
Senior caseworker
JCIO

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A. Clerk (Account suspended) left an annotation ()

Send this file straight to the ICO

fFaudwAtch UK (Account suspended) left an annotation ()

It will have to be positioned somewhere on the ever increasing list of things to do.

Katie Tate left an annotation ()

Some background here:
https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/the-hi...

An insight is given into the standard of treatment you can expect to receive in the Magistrates' court.

'Many experienced advocates still fly by the seat of their pants in the magistrates' court and pick up files without reading them thoroughly.

Woe betide any higher court advocate who attempts the same before a circuit judge.'

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