Making a complaint
We can only deal with complaints about the personal conduct of judicial office holders. This means that we cannot accept complaints about a judge’s decision or the way a judge has managed a case. Please see the ‘What can I complain about?’ page for further information before making a complaint. Complaints which fall outside our remit will be rejected.
A complaint to the JCIO must be made within three months of the matter complained of. We can only extend this timescale in exceptional circumstances.
A complaint to the JCIO must be made in writing. In setting your complaint you need to provide:
- Your name and contact details
- Name of the judicial office holder you wish to complain about
- Date of the incident you are complaining about and where it took place (i.e. name of the court or provide your court case number, where applicable)
- Detail of your complaint (i.e. what the judge said or did to make you think their actions amount to misconduct)
We may not be able to accept a complaint for consideration if the above details are not provided. For further information about the level of detail to include see the ‘What do we need from you’ page on this site.
If you wish to submit a complaint, please click here
We are no longer accepting email complaints. If you do not have access to the internet, you can submit a complaint via post to the following address:
Judicial Conduct and Investigations Office 81 – 82 Queens Building, Royal Courts of Justice, Strand London, WC2A 2LL
If you wish to make a general enquiry, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that complaints sent to this mailbox will not be responded to.