Standard of proof applied by the SDT - your views 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, the SDT is expected to review the standard of proof it applies. To help us respond to this, we have published a discussion paper on which we 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 8 December: