As solicitors ourselves, we understand the daunting prospect of being face to face with SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority) Investigations, SDT (Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal) Proceedings and Regulatory Settlement Agreements. Therefore, through empathy and understanding, we will help you handle complaints made against you and prepare you to face the SRA if the complaint escalates. We will encourage you to deal with these situations by showing transparency and accountability of your actions. However, we will work with you to defend your case and integrity in front of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT.)
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How can we help you?
The investigation can be very time consuming and demanding on you and your practice and can take a considerable period of time to complete. The SRA can also send in forensic investigations team to your practice, if this happens the matter is very serious indeed and you must manage it professionally. We can provide advice and guidance through any of these stages.
Regulatory Settlement Agreement
We can help you negotiate with the SRA for a Regulatory Settlement Agreement (RSA) which is an alternative to hearings. It’s a formal written agreement which settles complaints made by the SRA against the solicitor.
Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal
The forensic investigator may give live evidence and provide the SRA with the documentary evidence. The solicitor in question can present their defence and dispute allegations made against them through oral evidence. Our solicitors have experience defending solicitors before the SDT and we will try our best to help you achieve a successful outcome.
We can advise you on the option to appeal against the SRA’s decision to intervene with the high court. This appeal must be put in place within eight days of the intervention. The sooner you have a team that will manage the conduct of the process, the less draconian the entire procedure is.
Despite the fact that we are based in Hereford, we will gladly accept any UK based enquiries.
No job is too small or too big for us.
It is essential that a well experienced and professional team is instructed at the earliest time, even before the SRA contact you if you know there are issues. This will allow for the matter to be handled in a more relaxed, controlled and professional way. The sooner you have a team that will manage the conduct of the process, the less draconian the entire procedure is.
We believe in delivering the highest standards of client care. All of our lawyers are on hand 24 hours a day.
At Kidwells we are always honest about how much your matter is likely to cost. Our clear, transparent pricing structure offers all clients peace of mind.
Our lawyers are trained in the world of business as well as the law, ensuring that strong, realistic advice can be provided.
All consultations will be strictly confidential and held at a location convenient to you.