SDT Re-Accredited As An Investor In People

Following an online re-assessment visit in early August 2020, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has maintained its Investors in People status at the Standard level, with an increase in the number of Indicators achieving higher performance levels.


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.

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.

Jacqueline Devonish

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.

Publication of Updated Judgment Publication Policy

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)