The Tribunal’s offices and courtrooms at Gate House are currently closed until further notice in light of the coronavirus outbreak. Please do not attend the Tribunal until further notice.
Jacqueline Devonish, Solicitor Member of the SDT since August 2006, has resigned with effect from 30 June 2020. In her time at the Tribunal Jacqueline has chaired many high profile and complex cases.
Following representations the Policy Committee has reconsidered its decision not to publish the responses received in relation to the above consultation. The Tribunal has now approved publication of the responses to the consultation.
Between 26 November 2019 and 10 January 2020 the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) consulted on proposed amendments to its Policy on the Supply of Documents from Tribunal Records to a Non-Party (“the Policy”). The Tribunal is very grateful to the organisations and individuals who
On 6 May 2020 the SDT’s Policy Committee, led by the President of the Tribunal Edward Nally, published an updated version of the SDT’s Judgment Publication policy. The minor amendments update references to include the current version of the Tribunal’s disciplinary proceedings rules (SI 2019/1185)
Following the making of the Solicitors (Disciplinary Proceedings) Rules 2019 (“SDPR”) it was necessary to amend the SDPR to alter Exit Day to IP Completion Day due to the United Kingdom leaving the European Union on 31 January 2020 and entering a transition period.
In response to the current coronavirus outbreak the Tribunal has introduced remote hearings. To assist all parties the Tribunal has issued a Practice Direction dated 15 April 2020 in respect of remote hearings and a Zoom User Guide for those participating in remote hearings.
March has seen the retirement of two of the SDT’s Members. Nicola Lucking, Solicitor Member of the SDT since 2006, retired on 17 March 2020 and Stuart Hill, Lay Member of the SDT since 2009, retired on 23 March 2020.
The Tribunal has published Strategic and Operational Plans for 2020–2023. The Plans set out our key strategic objectives and, in more detail, our activities and work priorities for the next three years.
The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) has launched a consultation on proposed amendments to its Policy on the Supply of Documents to a Non-Party. The consultation will run from 26 November 2019 to 10 January 2020.
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