Policy and Consultation

Equal Opportunities Policy

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Data Protection Policy

Unreasonable Behaviour Policy

Judgment Publication Policy

External Complaints Procedure

SDT Disclosure Policy and Application Form 

Code of Conduct and Procedure

External Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice for Applicants

User Group Committee

Since April 2013 a Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal User Group Committee ("UGC") has met regularly, chaired by the President of the Tribunal.  Originally initiated by the Tribunal, the UGC’s terms of reference are to provide a forum for improving efficiency and consistency in Tribunal and cross-party case management and to assist in building understanding between stakeholders, by provision of a forum for voicing opinion and wider concerns of stakeholders, including Tribunal users.

A summary of the key decisions/topics under discussion by/of the UGC follows below:

UGC Meeting 19 October 2021

UGC Meeting 17 March 2021 

UGC Meeting 16 September 2020 

UGC Meeting 15 July 2020  

UGC Meeting 25 September 2019 - (Summary of Topics under Discussion)

UGC Meeting 13 March 2019 (Summary of Topics under Discussion)

UGC Meeting 11 September 2018 (Summary of Topics under Discussion)

UGC Meeting 13 March 2018 (Summary of Topics under Discussion)

UGC Meeting 31 October 2017 (Summary of Topics under Discussion)

UGC Meeting 6 June 2017 (Summary of Topics under Discussion)

UGC Meeting 20 February 2017 (Summary of Topics under Discussion)

UGC Meeting 2 November 2016

UGC Meeting 5 July 2016 (Revised)

UGC Meeting 17 November 2015

UGC Meeting 12 May 2015

UGC Meeting 25 November 2014

UGC Meeting 19 March 2014

UGC Meeting 29 October 2013

UGC Meeting 23 July 2013

UGC Meeting 10 April 2013



The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal is committed to an evidence-based approach to policy-making and needs to take into account the views of anyone who has an interest in the regulation of solicitors in England and Wales. It does this through an open consultation process.

If you would like a Word version of any of the consultation papers please email us at:

Open Consultations

There are no Open Consultations

Closed Consultations

Consultation on the making of Procedural Rules in relation to appeals to the Tribunal