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After MO makes public their findings could a Cllr take a private action against an individual councillor ?

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As the MO 's slap on the wrist is no real deterrent against bad behaviour,  without spending vast sums of money ( quotes received just shy of £1k to send a letter ) on the first step of potential litigation  just wondering if anyone on this forum could advise if it's possible to take private action against another Cllr?
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Any individual may instigate proceedings against any other individual, however in terms of its relevance to local councils, you'll need to provide more information.
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If the MO finds a Cllr has breached the Code of Conduct ( Bullying harassment & disrespect) whilst in the role of Chair and allowed an employee ( the Clerk ) to mirror such behaviour against the complainant ,;  can the complainant take proceedings against said Cllr based on the MO's findings irrespective of the role they held on the PC ?    All Cllrs are not equal on our PC, those with titles believe they are answerable to no one .
All the replies on here will be well-meaning in respect of this and your other question.

In my opinion your only way of getting a definitive answer to either/both questions is to consult a solicitor who should advise on legality or otherwise, chances of success, and costs.
What do you hope to achieve? Are you seeking financial recompense?

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