The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

A tribunal, also called SDT

This authority is not subject to FOI law, so is not legally obliged to respond (details).

The Tribunal is constituted as a Statutory Tribunal under Section 46 of The Solicitors Act 1974.

The Tribunal adjudicates upon alleged breaches of the rules and regulations applicable to solicitors and their firms, including The Solicitors' Code of Conduct 2007, the SRA Code of Conduct 2011, and the SRA Principles 2011.

Requesters may have a legal right to certain information, for example, The Solicitors (Disciplinary Proceedings) Rules 2019 states: "Where hearings of the Tribunal are held in public, a copy of the recording must be disclosed to any person on request, subject to any direction by the Tribunal in relation to the release of the recording.".

In a November 2019 consultation on the supply of documents to third parties the Tribunal stated: "The principle of open justice is the starting point, and central to, the correct approach to dealing with requests by non-parties for access to papers filed within Tribunal proceedings. "

7 requests
Dear Mr Lewis Thank you for taking the time to reply. Whilst it would not be appropriate for me to comment on your individual case what comes across...
Thank you for confirming that the average time taken for the Tribunal to recieve the proceedings once a decision is made by the SRA is about 20-25 w...
Dear Sir /Madam   We write further to your e-mail of 17 February 2021. Please note that the Tribunal is not subject to the Freedom of Information...
Solicitors code of conduct
Response by The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal to mary glister on .

Long overdue.

Dear Ms Glister   We write further to your e-mail of 19 February 2021. Please note that the Tribunal is not subject to the Freedom of Information...
Profile of respondents
Response by The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal to John Hyde on .

Information not held.

Dear Mr Hyde Thank you for your email request below. The Tribunal is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Information as to the number o...
J E Baring & Co (solicitors)
Request to The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal by Ed Boyce. Annotated by Ed Boyce on .

Long overdue.

If Maidstone Borough Council does not have a cross-border element how are they managing through their external solicitors Bradley Keith Bloom SRA ID 25...
Dear Ms Williams Thank you for the email below. The Tribunal is entirely separate to HMCTS. We also have no connection with the Official Receivers....

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