Number of complaints upheld against solicitors over the last three years - Public Interest Enquiry

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Dear Solicitors Regulation Authority,

We write to request specific information as follows and pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We would politely remind you of your obligation to deliver up to the Requester, the information requested within the statutory time period provided by the Act.

1. We would like to know the number of complaints you have received from 30th June 2015 through to 1st July 2018;

2. Of those complaints, how many of the complaints were upheld?

3. Of the complaints upheld, how many resulted in further action against a solicitor?

4. Of the cases where further action was commenced, how many of those cases resulted in a criminal prosecution against a solicitor?

5. How many complaints did you receive against solicitors at Eversheds or its group companies in the same time period as 1. above?

6. How many complaints, within that same period, did you receive against solicitors at Womble Bond Dickinson / Formerly Bond Dickinson?

7. In the same period, how many complaints did you receive against Owen White & Catlin LLP?

8. And how many complaints did you receive against solicitors specialising in Insolvency law?

9. From 30th June 2015, how many complaints has the SRA received against it for failing to investigate complaints against solicitors?

10. Of those complaints in 9. above, how many of those complaints were upheld?

11. Of the complaints upheld in 10, above, how many of those complaints resulted in further action being taken against those being complained of?

12. How many of those in 11 resulted in disciplinary action?

I am aware that there may be a charge for the Authority compiling this data. I would like to mitigate that charge by requesting that you provide any such record that may collate, in your own processes, the majority of the statistical data requested. I am happy to discharge any such fees if fees do apply to this request.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully,

LITIGIO LLP

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Dear Litigio LLP,

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Yours sincerely,

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