Judicial disciplinary system – Law Society response
The Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice are holding a consultation on proposals for improvements to the judicial disciplinary system.
The consultation includes 41 proposals that were developed by an independent working group during a year-long review. They cover a range of issues including:
- improving the complaints-handling process
- measures to promote transparency
- steps to improve diversity among those who have a statutory role in the processes for considering complaints
What this means for our members
The disciplinary system affects:
- salaried and fee-paid courts judges
- tribunal judges
- non-legal members, magistrates and coroners in England and Wales
The consultation will:
- shape the definition of judicial misconduct
- refine the complaint-handling process
- aim to improve the diversity of those involved in the process
Review the proposals and tell us your views.
You’re invited to take part if you are:
- a judicial office-holder
- a solicitor advocate
- a legal representative or
- someone who has experience of the judicial disciplinary process
Our survey will close on Friday 14 January at 5pm.
The consultation closes on 7 February 2022.
We'll factor your feedback in to our official response.