Applications for Restoration to the Roll and Termination of Indefinite Suspension

Application for restoration to the Roll and termination of indefinite suspension – Rule 17 of Solicitors (Disciplinary Proceedings) Rules 2019

In conjunction with reading the summary below, please refer to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Guidance Note on Other Powers of the Tribunal (6th Edition), which applies to all cases heard after 25 November 2019, and to Rule 17.

The Tribunal has power to restore to the Roll the name of a former solicitor whose name has been struck off the Roll and to terminate or determine an indefinite suspension. The Law Society, via the SRA, is the respondent to such an application. An application in such a case must be made on the prescribed form supported by a statement setting out the facts and matters supporting the application and exhibiting any documents relied upon by the applicant. 


An application under Rule 17 must be advertised in each of the following ways;

  • In the Law Society’s Gazette
  • In a newspaper circulating in the area of the applicant’s former practice (if available)
  • On the Tribunal’s website.

If you wish to make an application under Rule 17 please complete the template advertisement form which can be found on the SDT website and send the completed form to the Case Management Team by email to .   The Case Management Team will place a copy of the advertisement on the Tribunal’s website.

Advertisements in respect of current proceedings appear below. These will be removed after the conclusion of the hearing at which the application is determined.


Gabriel Ezeh Gabman