Alleged Islamophobia in misconduct proceedings: El Diwany

Mr Farid El Diwany was twice convicted in Norway of harassment [16] and, in consequence, was struck off the Roll of Solicitors [16(ix)]. In El Diwany v Solicitors Regulation Authority Ltd [2022] EWHC 2882 (Admin), he appealed against an order of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (“the SDT”) dated 18 November 2021 refusing his application to be restored to the Roll [1].

The hearing before the SDT at which the Order was made refusing his application took place on 18 November 2021; before that, he had applied for the SDT panel to recuse itself from hearing his application on the basis that it was not properly qualified to adjudicate on the Restoration Application, Continue reading