SRA Prosecutions – Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal
If you have been referred to the SDT it is critically important that you obtain expert and unbiased advice without delay, in order to protect your career and to take action to minimise financial penalties.
Our Professional Misconduct and Regulatory Compliance team represents solicitors and Legal practices (as well as registered foreign lawyers, registered European lawyers and non-solicitor employees of legal practices) with all types of SRA enforcement and disciplinary action.
Unlike other specialists in professional regulation and misconduct, LBS Legal only conduct defence work, we are not retained by the SRA. We do not have any business or financial incentive to influence our relationship with the SRA therefore we are best placed to defend your interests single-mindedly and robustly.
Where it is appropriate we will take a conciliatory approach, but where our clients are fighting for their professional lives and financial interests against a well-resourced and aggressive prosecution team, we will defend your interests resolutely and energetically.
Do You Require SDT Advice?
Instruct LBS Legal and benefit from a wealth of experience, including experience gained by several of our leading advisers formerly of the SRA who have vital insider knowledge of the tactics and strategies used by the regulator.
We can assist with all types of allegations, applications and appeals, particularly those relating to regulatory breaches, client money, criminal convictions, delays, failures, outcomes-focused regulation and the SRA Accounts Rules. Where appropriate we will instruct leading counsel on your behalf.
LBS Legal also advises on challenging the imposition of conditions on your practising certificate, which can impede your ability to work and your career future. We can also advise on appeals.
A complaint of poor service can escalate to a negligence claim and/or an SRA investigation. Even complaints which do not escalate can result in a compensation award against you of up to £30,000 plus costs.
Our expert team can help you to cut through procedural complexities to reach a swift, fair and commercially viable settlement. We will also assist in managing the reputational fall-out and the other consequential effects of an upheld complaint.