The CME is not a judicial body -though in examining a complaint it takes care to hear both sides and possibly witnesses if any are proposed- and therefore it does not adjudicate damages. It only decides whether a publication or broadcast does violate any provisions of the Code of Practice.
The CME may ask the offending party to make amends, to give the complainant the chance of rebuttal or to ask for its decision to be published.
If you are seeking any damages, you should apply to a court of law.
In such a case, the CME cannot examine the same complaint for as long as the matter is sub-judice.
When a complaint has been made, the CME may ask for complementary information or clarification.
If such information or clarification is not necessary, the CME will try to secure amends, if this is what the complainant wishes. Otherwise, it will ask the other party to supply the material which has been named as offending and will call both sides to state their case.
After both sides have been heard, the CME will decide whether a breach of the Code of Practice has taken place and will proceed according to the provision of the Code.