Company or Partnership

Mr Frankham made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to The Law Society
This authority is not subject to FOI law, so is not legally obliged to respond (manylion).


Automatic anti-spam measures are in place for this older request. Please let us know if a further response is expected or if you are having trouble responding.

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Although not legally required to do so, we would have expected The Law Society to have responded by now (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear The Law Society,

Company or Partnership

Can solicitors sign as a company or trading name on documents or emails.

If solicitors are a partners of a firm of solicitors do they have to sign their name.

Can a solicitor act in court through both a firm and company or does it have be the partnership firm listed on the law society.

Is there any penalties attached for signing incorrectly and does this breach SRA Code of Conduct.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Frankham

Bob Stanley, The Law Society

Dear Mr Frankham

 

Thank you for your email of 11 February 2020.

 

I understand that you have submitted a similar request to the Solicitors
Regulation Authority (SRA) and that they will be responding to you in due
course.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Bob Stanley

Information Compliance Manager

Risk and Assurance Team

The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

020 8049 3758

[1]www.lawsociety.org.uk

 

From: Mr Frankham <[FOI #726390 email]>
Sent: 11 February 2021 12:46
To: Information Compliance <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Company or Partnership

 

Dear The Law Society,

Company or Partnership

Can solicitors sign as a company or trading name on documents or emails.

If solicitors are a partners of a firm of solicitors do they have to sign
their name.

Can a solicitor act in court through both a firm and company or does it
have be the partnership firm listed on the law society.

Is there any penalties attached for signing incorrectly and does this
breach SRA Code of Conduct.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Frankham

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[2][FOI #726390 email]

Is [3][The Law Society request email] the wrong address for
Freedom of Information requests to The Law Society? If so, please contact
us using this form:
[4]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/change_re...

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
[5]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offi...

For more detailed guidance on safely disclosing information, read the
latest advice from the ICO:
[6]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/ico-...

Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will
be delayed.

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Bob Stanley,

Unfortunately the SRA code is far from transparent and virtually impossible for anyone to know whether or not a solicitor can sign as a company or trading name on documents or emails etc, if the SRA cannot state what the truth is and claim not to be able to interpretate their own standards and regulations under their so-called 'transparency code' what chance has anyone of knowing what solicitors can and cannot do?

Yours faithfully,

Mr Frankham