SRA Handbook

Publication of decisions

Version 21 of the Handbook was published on 6 December 2018. For more information, please click "History" above.

Rule 15: Publication of decisions

15.1

This rule governs the publication of details of a written rebuke or a direction to pay a penalty.

15.2

Subject to rule 15.4, publication in accordance with this rule:

(a)

will include a short statement of the disciplinary decision including brief details of its factual basis and the reasons for the decision;

(b)

will identify the person who has been subject to a relevant disciplinary decision;

(c)

will take reasonable steps to avoid the publication of information relating to other identifiable persons;

(d)

will provide the practising details of the person who has been subject to a relevant disciplinary decision at the time of the matters giving rise to the decision and at the time of decision if different;

(e)

will be in such form as the SRA may from time to time decide;

(f)

may include provision of a copy of the publishable information upon request by any person;

(g)

will be made promptly after the decision has been made, provided that the SRA may delay or withhold publication in the public interest.

15.3

The SRA may vary or dispense with any of the requirements in rule 15.2 in the public interest.

15.4

The SRA may not publish details of a written rebuke or a direction to pay a penalty:

(a)

during the period in which an appeal may be made under rules 11 or 12 above, section 44E of the SA, paragraph 14C of Schedule 2 to the AJA or section 96 of the LSA; or

(b)

if such an appeal has been made, until such time as it is determined or withdrawn.

15.5

For the avoidance of doubt, the SRA may also publish information about other decisions or investigations.

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