Regulation of Lobbying Act (Appeals) Regulations 2015

Section 23 of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 provides that if you are aggrieved by certain Standards Commission decisions, you may appeal against the particular decision within 14 days stating the reasons for your appeal.  The decisions in question are:

  • A decision in relation to whether information about you contained in the Register of Lobbying is inaccurate, out of date or misleading
  • A decision in relation to delayed publication
  • A decision in relation to restrictions on post term employment as a lobbyist

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform will appoint independent and impartial Appeal Officers to consider such appeals.  The AppealOfficers may not be civil servants.

The Appeal Officer will give a decision on the appeal within 14 days.  He/she may

  • Confirm the decision made by the Standards Commission or
  • Revoke the decision and replace it with a decision which he/she considers appropriate.

You may appeal the Appeal Officer’s decision to the High Court on a point of law within 21 days.  The High Court decision is final and there is no further appeal.

On this page is a downloadable copy (PDF) of The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 (Appeals) Regulations 2015.