John Gould puts disciplinary procedures & the standard of proof required by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal under the spotlight. 

It takes a long time and a lot of money and effort to become a solicitor, but does that mean that disciplinary sanctions should only be applied as if they were criminal convictions?

Can it be right that the public’s trust of solicitors should be qualified by the knowledge that some solicitors still in practice have been adjudged as probably dishonest?

John Gould appears in New Law Journal discussing solicitors disciplinary proceedings. 

Not guilty, but probably dishonest is available to read of the New Law Journal website. 

John is Senior Partner of Russell-Cooke. John's area of particular expertise is regulation and public law.