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Guidance Note on Appeals

This Guidance Note on Appeals consists of the principles and legal framework in respect of appeals before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) brought together in one document. Every case is fact-specific, and this Guidance Note consists of guidelines; it is not intended in any way to fetter the discretion of the Tribunal when deciding such appeals.

The content of the Guidance is without prejudice to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (Appeals and Amendment) Rules 2011 (“the Appeals Rules”). In the event of conflict between the Guidance Note and the Appeals Rules, the Appeals Rules take precedence. The exercise of its powers is a matter solely for determination by the Tribunal.

The purpose of this Guidance Note is to assist the parties, the public and the legal profession in understanding the Tribunal’s decision-making process.

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