Formal advice

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Dear Judicial Conduct Investigations Office,

I write in relation to this case: https://www.complaints.judicialconduct.g...

To be clear, I am not asking for any details of the case itself or anything that relates to the judge himself.

I want to know whether the 'formal advice' was in the form of a written or oral communication. If written, please restate this advice in full.
If oral, please give details of how this was administered (in person, over the phone), how long this advice lasted for and what was said (to stress, I am not seeking details of the judge's response).

Yours faithfully,

John Hyde

JCIO General Enquiries, Judicial Conduct Investigations Office

 

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Dear Judicial Conduct Investigations Office,

The response to this request is now delayed by a week. Please advise when a response is going to be made.

Yours faithfully,

John Hyde

JCIO General Enquiries, Judicial Conduct Investigations Office

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JCIO General Enquiries, Judicial Conduct Investigations Office

The Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO) does not hold any information within the scope of the request for the purposes of the FOIA. The JCIO is an independent statutory body which supports the Lady Chief Justice and Lord Chancellor in their joint responsibility for judicial discipline.

The FOIA provides a general right to members of the public to request information from a public authority as defined by section 3 of the Act. The JCIO is not a public authority within the meaning of section 3 because: a) it is not listed in schedule 1 of the Act; b) it has not been designated by order under section 5 of the Act; and c) it is not a publicly-owned company as defined by section 6 of the Act.

While all disciplinary sanctions are issued in writing, we are unable to disclose the advice. This is because it is deemed confidential by virtue of Section 139 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005. Information about judicial disciplinary cases which relates to an identified or identifiable individual is confidential and must not be disclosed without lawful authority.

Sincerely
JCIO
Judicial Conduct Investigations Office

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Please note: In accordance with Section 139 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, information about judicial disciplinary cases which relates to an identified or identifiable individual is confidential and must not be disclosed without lawful authority. This does not apply to formal action taken at the conclusion of the disciplinary process, which is published on the JCIO’s website as per the Lord Chief Justices and Lord Chancellors’ publication policy. Personal data is protected under the UK General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018.

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