SDT Response To BSB "Standard Of Proof" Consultation

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has published its Response to the Consultation by the Bar Standards Board on the review of the Standard of Proof applied in professional misconduct proceedings.

Response of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal to the Bar Standards Board Consultation on the Standard of Proof Applied in Professional Misconduct Proceedings

The SDT's President, Edward Nally, commented: "The SDT will remain the master of its own destiny in this debate. Its membership will do what it believes to be right in a rational, informed, evidence-based manner. The SDT will lead on the issue of the standard of proof applied in its proceedings on its own terms and in its own time and will not be distracted by the sometimes ill-informed rhetoric of others. The SDT is watching the BSB consultation with interest, recognising that the Bar’s tribunal is a smaller body than the SDT with different issues."