The President of the Tribunal, Edward Nally, is sorry to announce the death of former Vice-President and Lay Member Ged Fisher on 13 April 2019.
Between 16 July and 8 October 2018 the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) consulted on the making of procedural rules in relation to first instance applications to the Tribunal.
The SDT is introducing a secure, cloud based, digital court platform called CaseLines. Parties in a case will be able to upload evidence documents directly into the CaseLines system, thereby eliminating the need for paper hearing bundles.
Stephanie Bown was appointed as Lay Vice-President of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal on 3 March 2019 following a competitive election process and on the retirement of the previous Lay Vice-President, Millius Palayiwa. Stephanie will serve as SDT Lay Vice-President, a Director of the SDTAL
Millius Palayiwa, Lay Member of the SDT since 2009, retired on 3 March 2019.
Edward Nally, Solicitor Member, has been re-elected by the SDT membership to serve as President for a second, and final, term of 3 years following a competitive election process. The term commenced on 3 February 2019 and will expire on 2 February 2022.
The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) consulted on the making of procedural rules in relation to first instance applications to the Tribunal between 16 July 2018 and 8 October 2018.
On 12 December 2018 the SDT's Policy Committee, led by the President of the Tribunal Edward Nally, published the 6th Edition of its Guidance Note on Sanctions.
The Tribunal is delighted to announce the appointment of Geraldine Newbold as Clerk to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and Chief Executive Officer of Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Administration Limited.
On 1 October 2018 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.