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Dear Solicitors Regulation Authority,

Please can you confirm which legal entity you regulate for debt recovery compliance.

J E Baring & Co the partnership firm of solicitors because your SRA 48559 that appears on their website 'Debt Recovery The Pre-Action Protocol ' and 'Debt Recovery Fees and Procedures' leaflets shows the above number and is different to 46559.

Is it the firm that is authorised by SRA with the first line of their address as 'First Floor' or their limited company J E Baring Ltd whose address is 1st Floor?

Which legal entity is authorised for insolvency work and does this also come under debt recovery work.

What work are they regulated to carry out under their limited company and what is their trading name?

Yours faithfully,

Ed Boyce

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Dear Solicitors Regulation Authority,

Dear Complaints & FOI (MBC),

Can you please confirm how many complaints you have recieved relating to this council's London solicitors.

Can you confirm how and why a solicitors 'practice' can claim not to have a contract for £40,000 with a local authority when a contract does exist for debt recovery services according the solicitors.

How can they give out false information via their client.

This contract can only have been through their partnership that has the same name they use as a trading name for their company J E Baring Ltd and former company J E Baring & Co Ltd, because the latter was dissolved 29 March 2016 and the current company was not incorporated on Companies House 8 August 2019 and not regulated by SRA until 14 January 2020.

Why are the local authority and these solicitors giving out conflicting and deliberately confusing information to hide which legal entity they are acting through.

How is it possible for this partnership that the council has a contract with for legal services to be signing in a company trading name, letters and court documentation etc when this company was either not in existence or not regulated by SRA on those dates.

Since when have these company director solicitors been authorised to carry out bankruptcy work against individuals and not a company, under their solicitors company?

The Law Society website shows that only Insolvency and restricting - business can be carried out by solicitors Allan Hooper and Bradley Bloom whose registered partnership address is First Floor, 63-66 Hatton Garden,London.(DX151 LONDON)

Their company registered address is 1st Floor, 63-66 Hatton Garden, London, and their email address [email address] for this company appears on their website. (Notice the subtle change in spelling of the first line of their address changed from First Floor to 1st Floor.)

Are the directors allowed to send out documentation on headed paper with J E Baring & Co solicitors with their partnership address 'First Floor' with their company email address and LDE 151 Chancery Lane (not DX151 LONDON) and yet sign as a company trading name 'J E Baring & Co' with their company name 'J E Baring Ltd' trading as J E Baring & Co (Registered in England No. 1214662) Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority No. 666652 Registered Office: FIRST FLOOR, (which is their registered partnership address not their registered company address) Directors: A Hooper, B Bloom and J Bending, at the bottom.

Are these solicitors allowed to mix and match their legal entities details to conceal who has really been instructed by their client and for what purpose and if they are actually officially authorised in the correct capacity to carry out certain work, such as bankruptcy.

Surely, both solicitors and councils who are accessing and processing personal data of living individuals must be both transparent and accountable and not deceptive in their actions or can they simply swop and change their lawful basis to suit their mutual agenda, and without informing their purported council "customer".

MBC Legal Fees Contract - J E Baring & Co CA29830
www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/mbc_legal...

Yours faithfully,

Ed Boyce

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Dear Solicitors Regulation Authority,

Are either Bradley Bloom or Allan Hooper allowed to share personal data with former clients or receive personal data from their former client relating to other living individual data subjects or must they be currently instructed?

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Ed Boyce

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Dear SRA Information Compliance,

Please confirm which legal entity you regulate for debt recovery compliance?

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce

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Dear Solicitors Regulation Authority,

If the SRA has a policy of transparency can you please provide answers to the questions and provide clarity as to which legal entity you regulate and what legal services you are regulating through their company and what legal services are being regulated through their partnership.

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Ed Boyce

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Why would the SRA who receives membership funds want to conceal information as to who they authorise and for which services they are regulated?

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Dear SRA Information Compliance,

The leaflets for 'Debt Recovery The Pre-Protocol' and 'Debt Recovery Fees and Procedures' leaflets appear to have been up-dated from showing an inaccurate SRA ID number 48559 (which appeared to be a slightly different version of their SRA ID number SRA ID 46559 (partnership) with the recent SRA ID number 6666552 (company) which also appears to be incorrect and should be 666652 according to the SRA and Law Society websites for this company J E Baring Ltd, this extended SRA ID number also appears on their website on the front page?

Why is this debt recovery company still showing incorrect information (an incorrect SRA ID number) and why won't the SRA confirm whether or not their partnership firm was authorised to carry out debt recovery work?

Did the SRA ID number 48559 ever exist and attach to any of their legal entities.

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce

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What SRA TRANSPARENCY CODE?

It also appears that J E Baring & Co Ltd their previous dissolved company incorporated on 23 Jan 2013 - 29 Mar 2016 was never regulated by the SRA nor received an SRA ID number.

Not authorised by the FCA or regulated by the SRA to carry out debt recovery work, so why would an inaccurate solicitors partnership SRA ID appear on their 'Debt Recovery The Protocol' and 'Debt Recovery Fees and Procedures' leaflets, until very recently, that has been altered to reflect the SRA ID number for their SRA registered company J E Baring Ltd incorporated 8 Aug2019 ?

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Dear SRA Information Compliance,

Why is the SRA refusing to answer the questions, which may be seen by the public as concealment and collusion and how is it possible for J E Baring Ltd (one of these solicitors legal entities) with inaccurate SRA ID on their debt recovery leaflets, able to operate as a company providing debt recovery services without registering with the Information Commissioner's Office for a data protection registion number until 3 March 2021.

Does the SRA allow debt recovery services (solicitors) that you regulate to carry on this work, prior to being registered with the ICO, just as long as they pay their membership fee to the SRA?

Does the SRA have strict procedures in place to prevent work being carried out by those you register and are responsible for the work they carry out that requires data protection measures to be in place, including registration with the ICO and prior to any work being carried out?

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce

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Does anyone know if it is possible for solicitors who create a company for debt recovery work to carry out this work without being registered with the ICO for data protection purposes or can they access personal data of natural individuals and register with the ICO afterwards?

How can they share this personal data with others BEFORE registering their own company with the ICO?

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Dear SRA Information Compliance

By way of explanation as to why what services and legal entities the SRA regulate has been requested please view the following link where it appears that £40,000 of public funds had been awarded but the precise legal entity that has recieved funds has been concealed. There appears to be multiple variants of the "trading name" being used and several legal entities; a partnership, a non-trading dissolved limited company, a trading limited company and a non-limited business.

It is also confusing and non-transparent to be awarded public funds via a contract if there is no actual contract in place.

MBC Legal Fees Contract - J E Baring & Co CA29830
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce

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From: Ed Boyce <[FOI #729182 email]>
Sent: 03 June 2021 09:34
To: SRA Information Compliance <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Debt recovery compliance

 

Dear SRA Information Compliance

By way of explanation as to why what services and legal entities the SRA
regulate has been requested please view the following link where it
appears that £40,000 of public funds had been awarded but the precise
legal entity that has recieved funds has been concealed. There appears to
be multiple variants of the "trading name" being used and several legal
entities; a partnership, a non-trading dissolved limited company, a
trading limited company and a non-limited business.

It is also confusing and non-transparent to be awarded public funds via a
contract if there is no actual contract in place.

MBC Legal Fees Contract - J E Baring & Co CA29830

[4]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce

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Dear SRA Information Compliance,

Thank you for your swift response, may be you would be so good as to confirm whether or not the SRA regulates the following and what type of work you authorise them to carry out;
J E BARING & CO
63-66 HATTON GARDEN, LONDON, EC1N 8LE
Company Status ACTIVE 3483212
Company Type Non-Limited Business
Senior Executive MR ALLAN HOOPER
Position Manager
https://companycheck.co.uk/nonLimitedCom...

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce

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