Judicial Conduct Investigations Office

We are an independent office which supports the Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice in considering complaints about the personal conduct of judicial office holders.

We cannot accept complaints about a judge’s decision or the way a judge has managed a case.


Covid 19 Virus (aka Coronavirus)

Most of the staff of the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office are working remotely until further notice. A small number of staff are attending the office on a limited basis. This means that there may be delays in dealing with postal complaints. Staff who are present in the office will answer telephone calls. However, we cannot guarantee that calls will be answered as there will continue to be days and times when the office is unmanned. If your call is not answered and you need to speak to somebody urgently, please request a call-back by emailing: general.enquiries@judicialconduct.gov.uk. A member of the team will telephone you as soon as possible.

Enquiries sent via email to general.enquiries@judicialconduct.gov.uk will receive a response. Please note that this email address is for enquiries only. We cannot respond to complaints submitted by email

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Please note: In accordance with Section 139 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, information about judicial disciplinary cases which relates to an identified or identifiable individual is confidential and must not be disclosed without lawful authority. This does not apply to formal action taken at the conclusion of the disciplinary process, which is published on the JCIO’s website as per the Lord Chief Justices and Lord Chancellors’ publication policy. Personal data is protected under the UK General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018