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Appeals against standards committee decisions

Appeals against standards committee decisions

Elected and co-opted members can make an appeal to the Adjudication Panel for Wales against a decision, by an authority’s standards committee, that the member has breached the authority’s statutory code of conduct.

Our form, to appeal against a decision of a standards committee, can be downloaded by using the links below or if you would like a copy sent to you, please contact us. Appeals must be made in writing to the Adjudication Panel for Wales.

  • Notice of Appeal, where a standards committee determines that a person has failed to comply with the code of conduct of the relevant authority, that person can appeal against that decision to the Adjudication Panel for Wales.

Our guidance booklets about how to make an appeal, the tribunals procedures and the powers to order sanctions, can be downloaded from this website or, if you would like a copy sent to you, please contact us.

  • How to Make an Appeal, our guidance booklet contains information about how to make an appeal, important time limits for making an appeal and what happens once an appeal has been made.
  • Tribunal Procedural Guidance, our guidance booklet contains important information about the tribunal’s procedures and the tribunal hearing.
  • Sanctions Guidance, our guidance booklet contains information about the tribunal’s powers to order sanctions and important considerations where it is determined that there has been a breach of the code of conduct.

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Tribunal hearings are usually open to the public to attend.  A list of tribunal hearings, including details of upcoming tribunals, is available to view online.
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