Annual Report 2019

The SDT published its Annual Report for 2019 on 24 July 2020.

The Report shows that the SDT received a total of 137 applications in 2019, including 10 lay applications from members of the public against solicitors.  It sat for 308 days and heard 144 cases.

There were 112.5 court days lost due to adjournments – the most common reason being ill health. The average cost per court over the year, including member fees for sittings, staff salaries, building-related costs and other office overheads, decreased by 8.6% to £9,446.

The annual cost to the solicitors profession of the SDT was £19.72 per practising solicitor.

Please click here for access to the full Annual Report for 2019.