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We are an independent statutory tribunal that adjudicates upon alleged breaches of the rules and regulations applicable to solicitors and their firms.

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Case: 12485 / 2023

Location: Virtual Room 6

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Location: Virtual Room 6

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Location: Court Room 5

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The SDT has a duty to maintain the public’s confidence in the reputation of the solicitor profession for honesty, probity, trustworthiness, independence, and integrity.


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  • Psychology Works

    On behalf of the Tribunal, huge congratulations to Psychology Works on their win at the Association of British Psychology Awards in the category of “Excellence in Change Management”. Under the leadership of Maria Gardener and the superb expertise of Claire Lish they have guided and partnered the Tribunal through its governance and management transformation programme […]

  • The SDT notes the recent meeting between the SRA and the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice which has been widely reported.

    The SDT notes the LSB position, set out in a press release on 4 August 2023, which states that it is currently undertaking a review of regulators’ (including the SRA) disciplinary and enforcement processes. This will now encompass the SRA’s latest attempts to increase its fining powers. Further, the LSB makes plain that it will […]

  • Appointment of Chief Clerk/Chief Executive Officer

    Statement from the President of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal,  Alison Kellett with respect to the appointment of the new Chief Clerk/Chief Executive Officer. The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal is delighted to announce the appointment of Deborah Baljit as its new Chief Clerk and Chief Executive Officer of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Administration Limited. Deborah takes up her position […]