SRA Disciplinary Powers
Referrals and Appeals to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal
The SRA has power to do any of the following:
- Give a solicitor written rebuke
- Direct a solicitor to pay a penalty
- Publish details of a written rebuke or a direction to pay a penalty
- Impose a disqualification from acting as a HOLP or HOFA or being a manager or employee
- Make an application to the Tribunal.
A number of preconditions must be met before the SRA can make a disciplinary decision to give a rebuke or to direct the payment of a penalty. They are set out in the SRA Disciplinary Procedure Rules 2011 (LINK).
I can help with any of the following:
- Advising and supporting you when the SRA commences an investigation
- When it seeks uses its disciplinary powers to rebuke or to impose a fine;
- Helping you to submit explanations and representations to the SRA;
- Advising you in connection with an appeal either to the SRA or to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
- Advising in connection with an application to the SRA for a Review of a decision. This is not the same as an appeal if, for example, it has been based on an error or misunderstanding