Chapter 6 Judicial conduct, complaints and discipline in England and Wales: assessing the new approach
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The Constitutional Reform Act 2005 heralded new approaches to judicial selection, management and governance in England and Wales. This included a new regime for conduct, complaints and discipline. Many of the 2005 Act’s changes have attracted considerable commentary, especially those relating to appointments and the reshaped office of Lord Chancellor. But little attention has been paid to the regime for regulating conduct, complaints and discipline. In this chapter I assess that regime in terms of its values, processes, resources and outcomes, and consider how the new architecture of conduct, complaints and discipline coheres with the wider changes instituted in 2005.

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