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The hearing and potential outcomes

Hearings take place at SDT in Central London. 

A panel of three SDT members – two solicitors and one lay member – will hear arguments and evidence from both sides. We work with some of the very best regulatory and disciplinary barristers to ensure the advocacy on your behalf is as effective as you’d expect in a hearing of such importance to you and your career.

At present, in the first instance proceedings, the SDT applies the criminal standard of proof to findings of fact. Once the hearing of submissions and evidence is complete, the Chair of the panel will announce the outcome, sanction (if applicable) and make an order as to costs. The panel’s detailed findings will be set out in writing and provided after the hearing.

If you have any questions about how hearings before the SDT work, you can contact us on 020 3780 0406 or at RDteam@leighday.co.uk.

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