External review by the independent examiner
Investigation Committee dismisses a complaint then the complainer has a right
to request a review of the decision by an Independent Examiner.
This right may only be exercised on certain grounds on the following grounds:
- There is reason to suspect lack of independence on the part of any member of the Investigation Committee who took part in the decision complained of;
- The decision of the Investigation Committee was not one which could reasonably have been arrived at upon due consideration of the facts and matters before it.
An application to the Independent Examiner must be made within six months of the date on which notice was given to the complainer of the Investigation Committee's decision. If the Independent Examiner upholds the application then the complaint will be referred back to the Investigation Committee.