Joint statement outlines overall approach of the SRA and SDT
The UK Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) published a joint statement on 30 January detailing their shared expectations concerning the types of cases that will be referred to the SDT.
The statement has been issued in light of recent changes made by the Ministry of Justice to the SRA’s disciplinary powers. In July 2022, the SRA’s threshold to impose fines against solicitors and traditional law firms increased from £2,000 to £25,000, which has enabled the SRA to take more frequent enforcement action without the need to refer cases to the SDT.
The joint statement aims to provide clarity on the types of cases that the SRA will deal with alone following the ...