The recent decision of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal to dismiss a claim for costs by a successful respondent has sparked a renewed discussion as to whether the ‘starting point’ that the SRA should not be ordered to pay the costs of a failed prosecution remains justifiable.

In this news alert,  CM Murray’s new SRA Professional Discipline partner Andrew Pavlovic, provides further insight on this issue, following on from his recent comments in The Law Society Gazette:

Costs in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal – Time for a Rethink?