If you are unhappy with the way your solicitor has handled your case, you first have to complain to the Solicitors Regulation Authority. If they consider you have a case then they give you permission complain to the Legal Ombudsman. I complained that my solicitor did not press the judge for an accurate record of the proceedings. I made it clear that the record was a perversion of justice, but the solicitor advised me that it “would not be helpful to question the integrity of a judge” I insisted repeatedly that the record was inaccurate and I was unhappy with it. The OSS has assesed my complaint and given me the green light to contact the Legal Ombudsman.
If you want to complain about the conduct of a judge, there is no independent body. Isn’t that incredible? My only course has been to complain to the President Of the Employment Tribunals -Judge Latham, about the conduct of Bristol Employment Judge Christensen and other Bristol judges. I last heard from him some months ago to say that he had some committments and there would be a delay in investigating my case. I have since written twice to ask for a time frame, but no reply.
I wrote to my local MP, Duncan Hames who, to his credit, took up my case and wrote to several bodies, but they all came back saying that they could not interfere with the independence of the judiciary. What do you suppose are the chances of a senior judge finding against a fellow judge in favour of an anonymous layman?