Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman

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What Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman does

We investigate the handling of complaints about the judicial appointments process, and the handling of complaints involving judicial discipline or conduct.

JACO works with the Ministry of Justice.

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Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman

Contact JACO

General Enquiries

Office of the Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman
Postal Point 1.55
1st Floor, the Tower
102 petty France
United Kingdom

The Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman’s office is not fully staffed and mostly working remotely. The impact of this is that we may take longer to consider complaints and deal with correspondence. The best way to contact the office during this period is by email at headofoffice@judicialombudsman.gov.uk.

If you need to speak to a member of the team urgently, please send us an email requesting a call back – please include your contact number and a brief explanation of your query. A member of the team will contact you as soon as possible. Please note we cannot help you with a Court or Tribunal case, investigate a judicial office holder or say whether their actions amount to misconduct.

We will process personal data in accordance with our Privacy Notice.

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  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.

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