Judicial Conduct Complaint – District Judge Daniel Curtis

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fFaudwAtch UK (Account suspended)

Dear Judicial Conduct Investigations Office,

" Our ref: 24503 and 24504/2016

15 June 2016 "

" I am writing further to your complaint dated 25 May 2016 to inform you that the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO) is unable to accept your complaint for consideration. This is because your complaint does not contain an allegation of misconduct on the part of judicial office holder. "

Judicial Conduct Complaint – District Judge Daniel Curtis (25-May-2016):
https://www.scribd.com/doc/315795203/25-...

At what level of seniority within the organisation is this failure/maladministration known about?

Yours faithfully,

fFaudwAtch UK

Customer OJC, Judicial Conduct Investigations Office

Mr Gilliatt

Not sure what recorded information you require under the FOI Act.

Dave Woods
Senior Caseworker
Judicial Conduct Investigations Office
81-82 Queens Building
Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
London WC2A 2LL

DX44450 Strand

0207 073 4731

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fFaudwAtch UK (Account suspended)

Dear Customer OJC,

At what level of seniority within the organisation is the corruption known about, i.e., stating that the complaint does not contain an allegation of misconduct on the part of judicial office holder, when it obviously does.

Yours sincerely,

fFaudwAtch UK

fFaudwAtch UK (Account suspended)

Dear Customer OJC,

Are you clear on the matter now?

Yours sincerely,

fFaudwAtch UK

Customer OJC, Judicial Conduct Investigations Office

Thank you for your complaint.
The JCIO aims to provide that response within 15 working days. Please
note, however, that we are currently experiencing staff shortages which
may mean that we are unable to response within that timeframe. 
In the meantime information about the JCIO, including copies of the rules
and regulations governing our processes, can be found at
[1]http://judicialconduct.judiciary.gov.uk

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Customer OJC, Judicial Conduct Investigations Office

Mr Gilliatt,

My question remains the same - what recorded information are you seeking under the FOI?

Dave Woods
Senior Caseworker
Judicial Conduct Investigations Office
81-82 Queens Building
Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
London WC2A 2LL

DX44450 Strand

0207 073 4731

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fFaudwAtch UK (Account suspended)

Dear Customer OJC,

RE, 15 June 2016 email:

"At what level of seniority within the organisation is the corruption known about, i.e., stating that the complaint does not contain an allegation of misconduct on the part of judicial office holder, when it obviously does. "

See complaint:

https://www.scribd.com/doc/315795203/25-...

Yours sincerely,

fFaudwAtch UK

Customer OJC, Judicial Conduct Investigations Office

Thank you for your complaint.
The JCIO aims to provide that response within 15 working days. Please
note, however, that we are currently experiencing staff shortages which
may mean that we are unable to response within that timeframe. 
In the meantime information about the JCIO, including copies of the rules
and regulations governing our processes, can be found at
[1]http://judicialconduct.judiciary.gov.uk

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Customer OJC, Judicial Conduct Investigations Office

Mr Gilliatt,

I have submitted your FOI request for registration, but the Data Access Compliance Unit (DACU) have asked that you re-send your request in accordance with the information below.

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.
You will then receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being exempt.
You can find out more about Section 8 by reading the extract from the Act available at the attached link:
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000...

Dave Woods
Senior Caseworker
Judicial Conduct Investigations Office
81-82 Queens Building
Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
London WC2A 2LL

DX44450 Strand

0207 073 4731

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fFaudwAtch UK (Account suspended)

Dear Customer OJC, N Gilliatt AKA fFaudwAtch UK Yours sincerely, fFaudwAtch UK

Customer OJC, Judicial Conduct Investigations Office

Thank you for your complaint.
The JCIO aims to provide that response within 15 working days. Please
note, however, that we are currently experiencing staff shortages which
may mean that we are unable to response within that timeframe. 
In the meantime information about the JCIO, including copies of the rules
and regulations governing our processes, can be found at
[1]http://judicialconduct.judiciary.gov.uk

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is not permitted. If you are not the intended recipient, please destroy
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by e-mail.

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fFaudwAtch UK (Account suspended)

Dear Customer OJC,

Response to this request is delayed. By law, Judicial Conduct Investigations Office should have responded by 14 July 2016.

Yours sincerely,

fFaudwAtch UK

Data Access & Compliance Unit,

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Dear N Gilliat

 

Please find attached the response to your request.

Thanks

Data Access and Compliance Unit 

 

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The Judicial Conduct Investigations Office's 20 july 2016 response:

"The MoJ considers your request to be vexatious and in accordance with section 14(1) of the FOIA, we will not be taking it any further
........
The MoJ considers your request to be vexatious for the following reasons:

BURDEN ON THE AUTHORITY AND FREQUENT/OVERLAPPING REQUESTS:
You have continued to submit a large volume of requests and general correspondence in respect of the issues relating to the complaints you have raised against Judge Curtis, the Judicial Conduct and Investigations Office’s (JCIO) procedures and the functions of the Judiciary. These requests overlap considerably in content and accusation, some are submitted within hours of each other or on consecutive days. I consider that to continue to respond to your requests on these topics continues to place an unreasonable burden on the Department and causes a disproportionate amount of time to be spent on your correspondence. The Department is publicly funded and has a responsibility to protect those resources from abuse. It will use the available legislation under the FOIA to do so. Furthermore, I understand that the JCIO is not the only business area in the Department who are responding to your requests on these and related matters. This places an additional burden on finite Departmental time and resource.

UNREASONABLE PERSISTENCE, FUTILE REQUESTS, AND UNFOUNDED ACCUSATIONS:
Section 14 of the FOIA allows the Department to consider the wider interactions with a requester beyond the parameters of the request itself when determining if a request is vexatious. I have considered the multiple requests, both FOIA and normal business correspondence, made in respect of this issue to the JCIO, as well as related correspondence in respect of your matters with Grimsby Magistrates’ Court, the Justices Clerk, Judges and Magistrates. You have been informed of the outcome of your complaint in respect of the Grimsby matters from the Advisory Committee and the Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman, who informed you that your complaint was not upheld. Your most recent correspondence suggests you are trying to escalate matters to the JCIO which have been resolved elsewhere. The entrenched position which you have taken in respect of unsubstantiated accusations of corruption and wrongdoing amongst staff and the Judiciary is unacceptable and the Department has a responsibility to prevent individuals from harassing and insulting its staff and the Judiciary. It is our assessment that you are using the FOIA as a vehicle to reopen matters which have been conclusively addressed elsewhere.

Please note if you continue to submit requests that we determine are related to these matters we will take steps under the legislation to protect departmental resources from further abuse under section 17 of the FOIA.

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