Date: 01 April 2022
A spokesperson for the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office said:
The Lord Chief Justice, with the Lord Chancellor’s agreement, has issued Deputy District Judge Michael Swindley with a formal warning for misconduct. Following a complaint by a litigant, the judge was found to have made comments to a solicitor representing the opposing party that undermined the litigant’s confidence in the judge’s impartiality.
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