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18. Report of nominated judge

(1) The nominated judge must prepare a report if they —
(a) advise the Chief Justice under rule 17(1)(a) to dismiss a complaint;
(b) recommend that disciplinary action should be taken.
(2) Where the nominated judge advises dismissal of a complaint the report must state —
(a) the findings of fact made by nominated judge; and
(b) the reasons why the complaint should be dismissed.
(3) Where the nominated judge considers that the judicial office holder concerned should be removed or suspended from judicial office the report must state —
(a) the findings of fact made by the nominated judge;
(b) the nature of the misconduct; and
(c) the reasons why the nominated judge considers removal or suspension from judicial office to be an appropriate sanction.
(4) Where the nominated judge considers that some other disciplinary action should be taken in relation to the complaint the report must state —
(a) the findings of fact made by the nominated judge;
(b) the nature of the misconduct;
(c) the disciplinary action that the nominated judge considers should be taken and the reasons for such action; and
(d) the reasons why the nominated judge considers that further investigation is not necessary.