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Judiciary: Conduct

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 178246, tabled on 11 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the guidance issued by his Department on the duty of care required of justices under the judicial code of conduct when presiding over a case where the circumstances involve industries in which the judge's family members have a financial interest.

Answered on

16 October 2018

It would not be appropriate for me or any other government minister to comment on cases which are, or have been, before the courts. Anyone who wishes to make a complaint of judicial misconduct may do so to the independent Judicial Conduct Investigations Office. The Guide to Judicial Conduct, which sets out the standards of conduct expected of judges, is publicly available at: https://www.judiciary.uk/publications/guide-to-judicial-conduct/

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