SDT (Appeals)(Amendment) Rules 2011
The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (Appeals) (Amendment) Rules 2011 came into force on 23 December 2011. These Rules extend the scope of the SDT Appeals and Amendment Rules 2011, which came into force on 1 October 2011, to include appeals made to the SDT in respect of decisions of the Law Society under Part 5 of the Legal Services Act 2007 (alternative business structures) and licensing rules made by the Society under Part 5 of that Act. The principal rules already cover appeals made to the SDT in relation to decisions made by the Society under section 44D of the Solicitors Act 1974 and paragraph 14C of Schedule 2 to the Administration of Justice Act 1985. The principal rules make provision about the following –
(1) the constitution of appeals panels;
(2) procedure and rules of evidence;
(3) other miscellaneous matters.