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The Solicitors (Disciplinary Proceedings) Rules 2019

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 Introductory

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Scope

    3. 3.Interpretation

    4. 4.The overriding objective

    5. 5.Standard of proof

    6. 6.Regulation of procedure and practice directions

  3. PART 2 Constitution

    1. 7.President and Vice Presidents

    2. 8.The Clerk to the Tribunal and other clerks and staff

    3. 9.Composition of panels

    4. 10.Functions exercisable by a single solicitor member

  4. PART 3 Applications

    1. CHAPTER 1 Applications by the Law Society and lay applications

      1. 11.Application of Rules in Chapter 1

      2. 12.Method and form of application

      3. 13.Certification of case to answer

      4. 14.Supplementary Statements

      5. 15.Applications in respect of solicitors’ employees

      6. 16.Adjournment of application pending Law Society investigation

    2. CHAPTER 2 Applications by solicitors, etc.

      1. 17.Applications for restoration and termination of indefinite suspension

      2. 18.Application to vary or remove conditions on practice

      3. 19.Application for review of order relating to solicitors’ employees and consultants

  5. PART 4 CASE MANAGEMENT

    1. 20.Standard Directions

    2. 21.Case management hearings

    3. 22.Procedural applications

    4. 23.Adjournments

    5. 24.Amendment or withdrawal of allegations

    6. 25.Agreed Outcome Proposals

    7. 26.Disclosure and discovery

  6. PART 5 EVIDENCE

    1. 27.Evidence generally and service and sending of Evidence and bundles

    2. 28.Written Evidence

    3. 29.Civil Evidence Act notices

    4. 30.Expert evidence

    5. 31.Interpreters and Translators

    6. 32.Previous findings of record

    7. 33.Adverse inferences

  7. PART 6 HEARINGS AND COSTS

    1. 34.Publication of cause lists

    2. 35.Public or private hearings

    3. 36.Proceeding in absence

    4. 37.Application for re-hearing

    5. 38.Evidence and submissions during the hearing

    6. 39.Recording of the hearing

    7. 40.Decisions

    8. 41.Sanction

    9. 42.The Order

    10. 43.Costs

  8. PART 7 MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 44.Sending and service of documents

    2. 45.Deemed Service

    3. 46.Substituted service by the applicant

    4. 47.Calculating time

    5. 48.Representatives

    6. 49.Amendments to the 2011 Appeals Rules

    7. 50.Revocation

    8. 51.Transitional provisions

  9. Signature

  10. Explanatory Note

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