Judicial Conduct Investigations Office

Royal Courts of Justice

Welcome to the Judicial Conduct and Investigations Office (JCIO). The JCIO took over the responsibilities of the Office for Judicial Complaints (OJC) on the 1st October 2013.


Changes to the Judicial Discipline (Prescribed Procedures) Regulations and supporting rules

Following the implementation of the new rules and regulations governing judicial discipline, the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments identified three issues about the drafting of the Regulations which they considered should be revised.  This has necessitated some minor amendments to the 2013 Regulations.  However, as the amendments related to possible concerns about vires the JCIO has been advised that the 2013 Regulations should be revoked.  New Regulations and supporting Rules will be issued with effect from 18 August.  Further information about the changes can be found on the News page.

Changes to making a complaint
All complaints must be made to the JCIO within three months from the date when the incident occurred. Complaints received from 1 October 2013 will be subject to the three month time limit and will not be accepted if they relate to events which fall outside of this three month period.