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4. Extension of time limits

(1) The Bureau may extend or shorten any time limit under these Rules, whether or not the time limit has expired, where there is good reason to do so.
(2) The Bureau may extend the time limit for making a complaint only in exceptional circumstances.
(3) The fact that a complaint may contain an allegation of misconduct will not, by itself, be sufficient reason for the Bureau to accept a complaint outside the three month time limit.
(4) Where the Bureau has extended a time limit, it must —
(a) inform the complainant and, if they are aware of the complaint, the judicial office holder concerned; and
(b) keep a record of the reasons for the extension.