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STATEMENT




JCIO 02/21

Date: 14 Jamuary 2021




STATEMENT FROM THE JUDICIAL CONDUCT

INVESTIGATIONS OFFICE



Mr Karl McCartney JP



A spokesperson for the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office Said:


The Lord Chancellor and Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb DBE, on behalf of the Lord Chief Justice, have issued Mr Karl McCartney JP MP, a magistrate on the supplemental list, with a formal warning for allowing his judicial status to be referred to on a political leaflet in a way that gave the appearance of seeking to gain advantage, which is contrary to guidance that is intended to protect judicial independence and impartiality. In reaching their decision, they noted that Mr McCartney had previously received a disciplinary sanction for similar behaviour and was unwilling to acknowledge the inappropriateness of his actions.



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