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OJC First Annual Report

Date:13 AUG 2007

The body responsible for investigating complaints about the conduct of the judiciary in England and Wales has published its first annual report. The Office for Judicial Complaints (OJC) was set up in April 2006, to consider and investigate complaints against judicial office holders. Over the period April 2006-March 2007, the OJC received 1674 separate complaints against judicial office holders. Just over half (51%) were related to judicial decisions, which are outside the scope of the OJC its brief is to consider complaints against judicial conduct. Disciplinary action was taken in 32 cases, following a thorough investigation there are 43,000 judges, magistrates and other judicial holders in all. For more information see October [2007] Fam Law.