Solicitors

Our specialist lawyers have extensive experience of acting in investigations and proceedings brought by the Solicitors Regulation Authority ("the SRA").

This includes intervention challenges, proceedings in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (“the SDT”) and judicial review proceedings.

We have acted for the SRA in disciplinary proceedings since 2002 and interventions since 2007. That means you can have complete confidence that we:

  • understand the strategy and key aims of the SRA;
  • have an expert comprehension of the regulatory framework created by the Solicitors Act 1974, the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990, the Legal Services Act 2007 and other legislation; and
  • have a detailed and practical knowledge of the SRA Handbook, enforcement strategy and relevant case law.

Our knowledge of the legal services sector is not confined to the solicitors' profession; we have also acted for the Bar Standards Board and the Intellectual Property Regulation Board. 

Our team has many years' experience of preparing and presenting a substantial number of disciplinary proceedings for and against solicitors, regulated entities and individuals. We have collectively acted for the SRA for over 30 years and our work has included cases of significant scope and import. 

If you are under investigation or involved in proceedings with the SRA, please contact a member of our team for assistance. By way of example, we can assist you with:

  • providing clear and impartial advice in respect of SRA allegations and the evidence the SRA has in support of its case;
  • advising you as to the various stages in SDT proceedings;
  • drafting written representations on your behalf and corresponding with the SRA and other parties where necessary;
  • conducting hearings at the SDT on your behalf;
  • applications for restoration;
  • appeals against SDT decisions; and
  • applications for judicial review.

We care as much about your registration as you do so we work hard to provide a personalised service which offers you guidance and support at this difficult time

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