Who can complain

The Ombudsman will consider individual complaints from applicants for judicial appointment where maladministration by the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission (the Commission), Committees of the Commission, or by the Lord Chancellor in respect of his role in making recommendations for appointment, is alleged.

A full list of the judicial offices in respect of which a complaint may potentially be made to the NIJAO can be found here.

Click here to download the Schedule 1 Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002.