How many complaints of judicial corruption has there been in the last 12 months

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Dear Judicial Conduct Investigations Office,

I would like to know how many judicial misconduct / corruption cases have been recorded in the last 12 months (from 30th June 2017 through to 1st July 2018):

How many of those complaints were upheld / investigated?

How many of those cases resulted in action being taken against a member of the Judiciary?

Yours faithfully,

LITIGIO LLP

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Dear Judicial Conduct Investigations Office,

Specifically, we would also like to know the number of complaints recorded against these individual members of the Judiciary over the last three years.
High Court of Justice: RCJ Insolvency & Companies:

HHJ Mark Pelling QC - Senior Circuit Judge - Northeastern Circuit
Chief Registrar Nicholas Briggs
ICCJ Clive Jones
Registrar Stephen Baister
ICCJ Mark Mullen

Yours faithfully,

LITIGIO LLP

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reply. Please do not reply to this email or send follow-up emails. We have
your complaint and will respond as soon as possible.  

 

Please also note that the JCIO deals with complaints about the personal
conduct of judges and coroners.  We do not respond to:

 

Complaints about magistrates (justices of the peace)

Please send your complaint to the relevant local advisory committee - for
further information see:
[1]https://judicialconduct.judiciary.gov.uk...

 

Complaints about tribunal judges and members

Please send your complaint to the relevant tribunal president’s office -
for further information see:
[2]https://judicialconduct.judiciary.gov.uk...

 

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Dear Judicial Conduct Investigations Office,
I guess therefore your FOI Act compliance is as good as your judicial misconduct investigation, i.e, absolutely non existent. Shocking failures in duty both in its service deceiving the public and in failing to respond to simple requests.

Yours faithfully,

LITIGIO LLP

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Dear Judicial Conduct Investigations Office,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Judicial Conduct Investigations Office's handling of my FOI request 'How many complaints of judicial corruption has there been in the last 12 months'.

The Authority has failed to comply with the FOI Act and has failed to respond nor to have provided reasoning for having failed to respond within the time limit imposed by the Act.

This does not surprise me, after my contacts with the Authority generally, I have found the staff to be obnoxious and they appear to make various excuses for failing to investigate complaints of judicial misconduct and investigations are completed by lay people that are not anywhere near experienced enough to conduct due diligence on cases of judicial misconduct. We are most disconcerted by the lack of service and accountability.

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

Yours faithfully,

LITIGIO LLP

JCIO General Enquiries, Judicial Conduct Investigations Office

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Dear Sirs

Please can you confirm which FOI request (attached) you are requesting an internal review on?

Regards

Sandra Momah | Business Support Officer | Judicial Conduct Investigations Office | 81 - 82 Queens Building | Royal Courts of Justice | Strand | London WC2A 2LL | Phone: 020 7073 0323 | http://judicialconduct.judiciary.gov.uk/

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Any disciplinary actions against members of the judiciary are freely available from the JCIO on this website: https://judicialconduct.judiciary.gov.uk...

Since Litigio LLP was wound up in July, how are they still pursuing FOIA requests?