On 25 October 2021, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal launched a recruitment campaign for up to 15 Solicitor Members and up to 10 Lay Members to join the Tribunal in 2022. Solicitor Members are practising solicitors of at least 10 years’ experience and Lay Members are not solicitors or barris
The Tribunal has published its Guidance Note: Health Issues.
On 6 July 2021 Colin Chesterton retired from the Tribunal. Colin was a Solicitor Member of the SDT for twenty-seven years having been appointed by the Master of the Rolls in 1994.
Bellamy Forde was appointed as Solicitor Director of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Administration Ltd on 4 July 2021 following the retirement of the previous Solicitor Director, Colin Chesterton. Bellamy will serve as a Director of the SDTAL and a member of the SDT Policy Committee for a
In response to the latest Government Covid-19 guidance, we are continuing to predominantly work remotely. However, we can now receive visitors and courier deliveries at the Tribunal's Gate House offices by prior arrangement.
On 12 May 2021 Alison Banks completed her second and final term as SDT Solicitor Vice-President, a Director of the SDTAL Board and a member of the SDT Policy Committee. In her six years in the role Alison has made a significant contribution to the wider management of the Tribunal.
Following consultation, the Master of the Rolls has issued a new Protocol for appointments to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. Following publication of the Protocol, the SDT now intends to commence the recruitment process for new Tribunal Members later this year.
Spring 2021 sees the retirement of four highly respected Tribunal members. Cindy Barnett, Steve Marquez and Jane Martineau all retire in March and Patrick Booth in April.