Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal is reviewing its Standard of Proof – your views are needed!

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) adjudicates on alleged serious breaches of the rules and regulations applicable to solicitors and their firms. It acts as both a first instance decision maker and considers appeals of decisions made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Its powers include the ability to impose a fine, order a suspension from practice and to strike a solicitor off the Roll.

As part of a wider consultation later this year, the SDT is expected to review the standard of proof it applies. To help The Law Society respond to this, they have published a discussion paper ( on which they are seeking members’ views.

As the representative body for solicitors, the Law Society is your voice and responding to this document will help us put your views forward.

Please send your comments by Friday 1 December 2017 by email to or by post to the Regulatory Affairs Unit, The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

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