Judges – Dismissed!
August 27, 2015 1:11 pm
According to the Annual Report of the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office for 2014/15, 32 Judicial Office holders were removed, being nearly double the 17 that were removed in 2013/14.
The 2014/2015 figure can be broken down into 19 Magistrates, 8 Tribunal Judges and 5 Judges. There was a sanction for misuse of judicial statues, two sanctions for civil proceedings or criminal convictions, four sanctions related to professional conduct, 9 sanctions for inappropriate behaviour or comment and 15 for not fulfilling judicial duties. In March, three office holders were removed for viewing pornographic websites at work http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/judges-removed-from-office-after-viewing-porn-at-work/5047565.article.
An additional 16 Judicial Office holders received a remand and a further 26 received formal advice or warning. 15 Judicial Office holders resigned during the course of disciplinary proceedings and 1 was suspended.
Let’s see what next year holds!
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