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The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal: Law and Practice

ISBN13: 9781907698958
Published: December 2015
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £125.00

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The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) was established to “protect the public and to maintain the reputation of the solicitors’ profession for honesty, probity, trustworthiness, independence and integrity.”

As such, the SDT has the power to strike off a solicitor from the roll, suspend a solicitor from practice, fine or reprimand a solicitor or make such other order as it thinks fit. Whilst over 90% of all cases brought before the SDT are brought by the SRA, it is open to anyone to bring a matter before it.

This book provides a unique step-by-step guide to the law and practice of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, from the issue of proceedings through to appeal. Its practical approach will help anyone who wishes to avoid the common pitfalls faced by unfamiliar users of the Tribunal.

It is the only comprehensive book available on SDT proceedings and it contains all the leading cases on Tribunal proceedings, many of which are not available on the internet, in one handy volume.

Professional Negligence, Professional Conduct and Ethics
Foreword by Lord Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court.
1. Constitution of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal
2. The SRA decision to prosecute
3. Jurisdiction, issue and service
4. Public hearings and publicity
5. Rule 5 statements, answers and witness statements
6. Standard Directions and Practice Direction No 6
7. Disclosure
8. Interim applications
9. Evidence
10. Dishonesty cases
11. Other types of Misconduct
Section 43 Orders
13. Settlements
14. The Trial
15. Sanctions
16. Costs
17. Appeals from the SDT
18. Termination of an indefinite suspension
19. Restoration
20. Appeals to the SDT