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17. Ceasing to hold office

(1) Subject to paragraph (2), where the judicial office holder concerned ceases to hold their office, consideration of the complaint under these Rules or rules made under rule 5 must cease.
(2) The Chief Justice may continue to deal with the case and then make a finding of misconduct in relation to the judicial office holder concerned where the circumstances in paragraph (3) apply.
(3) The circumstances are —
(a) the judicial office holder concerned ceases to hold their office;
(b) a disciplinary panel or an investigating judge proposes to advise, or has advised, the Chief Justice that the judicial office holder concerned should be removed from holding their office; and
(c) no decision has been made under rule 12.