Solicitors acting as debtor collectors

Lin Ball made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal
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Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Although not legally required to do so, we would have expected The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal to have responded by now (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal,

How many cases of solicitors who have set up limited companies and/or a partnership firm to carry out debt collecting recovery work have breached the rules and regulations and their firm.

How many cases have been transferred from the SRA to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in the last 10 years.

How many solicitors have been struck off for signing documents incorrectly in a company name when acting as a partnership firm?

Can solicitors receive payment if instructed through their company and not instructed as a partnership firm or the other way round, or does it not matter how they are instructed or paid.

What protections are in place to prevent solicitors abusing their position?

Yours faithfully,

Lin Ball

SDT Enquiries, The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

2 Atodiad

Dear Sir /Madam

 

We write further to your e-mail of 17 February 2021. Please note that the
Tribunal is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 however we
will try to answer your questions as best as we can.

 

We do not have information regarding the number of cases of the particular
type you are interested in, however all judgments are available on our
website. Also on our website are the Tribunal’s annual reports which
contain information regarding the number of cases which have been referred
to the Tribunal, and the number of strike off orders made each year.   

 

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independent and we are not able to provide any legal advice, however, you
may wish to approach the Regulator, the Solicitors Regulation Authority,
who may be able to provide you with the answers you seek.   

 

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From: Lin Ball [mailto:[FOI #729165 email]]
Sent: 17 February 2021 20:53
To: SDT Enquiries <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Solicitors acting as debtor
collectors

 

Dear The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal,

How many cases of solicitors who have set up limited companies and/or a
partnership firm to carry out debt collecting recovery work have breached
the rules and regulations and their firm.

How many cases have been transferred from the SRA to the Solicitors
Disciplinary Tribunal in the last 10 years.

How many solicitors have been struck off for signing documents incorrectly
in a company name when acting as a partnership firm?

Can solicitors receive payment if instructed through their company and not
instructed as a partnership firm or the other way round, or does it not
matter how they are instructed or paid.

What protections are in place to prevent solicitors abusing their
position?

Yours faithfully,

Lin Ball

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