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8. Procedure to be followed before a referral is made to a nominated judge

(1) Before a referral can be made to a nominated judge, the Bureau must —
(a) provide the judicial office holder with —
(i) the complaint, including any supporting documents (see rule 2(5)); and
(ii) any other information that the Bureau has obtained when considering the complaint;
(b) invite the judicial office holder concerned to comment upon the complaint within 14 business days of the invitation to do so; and
(c) consider any comments received from the judicial office holder concerned.
(2) The Bureau can continue to refer the complaint to a nominated judge if —
(a) the judicial office holder concerned has provided comments within the time required under paragraph (1)(b); or
(b) the time has elapsed for providing comments and the judicial office holder concerned has not responded.