Defending Solicitors at the SRA Disciplinary Tribunal

Speaker: Marc Beaumont
Chambers: No 8 Chambers

Practical Tips and Personal Reflections from premium Barrister Marc Beaumont at No 8 Chambers who is the lead Counsel for representing Solicitors at SRA tribunals. This seminar will cover Recent topical observations What happens if you are called to the Tribunal? Engage fully and promptly. Do not make admissions. Careful skilled and strong response. Never be your own advocate First steps ; Rule 5 statement 96 % conviction rate at SDT The Bolton Principle Suspension Strike off Papers Prosecution bias Disclosure and Defence Preparation Evidence in chief Charge sheet ( rule 5 ) Procedure (civil trial) Criminal standard of proof Legal Service Board Unlimited fines Interim and final rulings Judgements Conduct unbefitting Breaches of codes Dishonesty findings Costs awards Baxendale Walker v Law Society Acquittal and costs Appeal Odds stacked against Solicitor Advice “Be very careful” You can contact Marc Beaumont via his clerks