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We hear cases of alleged misconduct by solicitors, registered European Lawyers, registered foreign lawyers and employees of solicitors’ firms. 

Upcoming Hearings

Case: 12476 / 2023

Location: Virtual Room 6

Case: 12485 / 2023

Location: Virtual Room 6

Case: 12473 / 2023

Location: Virtual Room 6

Recent Cases

Case Number

12454 / 2023

Respondent: Richard Ashley Smith

Outcome: Strike off

Case Number

12475 / 2023

Respondent: Christopher John Coates

Outcome: Determination of Indefinite Suspension – Granted

Case Number

12487 / 2023

Respondent: Mladen Kesar

Outcome: Variation of Conditions on Practising Certificate

Attending a Hearing

In-person hearings take place in our London Court Rooms, while some hearings may be held remotely. Cases are heard by a panel of three Tribunal Members, comprising of two Solicitor Members and one Lay Member. A Solicitor Member sits as the Chair of the Panel.


View answers to frequently asked questions regards hearings at the SDT.