This chapter deals with the disciplinary tribunals which operate for each of the branches of the legal profession. Those tribunals are independent of both the relevant regulators and lawyers’ representative bodies. This chapter complements Chapters 3, 4 and 5 which deal with Rules and Codes, Misconduct and Enforcement respectively. This chapter concentrates on the functioning of the tribunals rather than the substance of the misconduct or rule breaches with which they deal.
A number of the tribunals deal not only with disciplinary cases but also other matters such as appeals from the regulator.