Solicitors Regulation Numbers - SRA 48559, SRA 46559, SRA 666652, SRA 6666552

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Dear Solicitors Regulation Authority,

Solicitors Regulation Numbers - SRA 48559, SRA 46559, SRA 666652, SRA 6666552

Please provide all information relating to these SRA numbers and to which legal entities they are attached and provide for each SRA number the date they were granted by SRA and if any have changed, or merged into another entity or closed please provide the date.

SRA 48559, SRA 46559, SRA 666652, SRA 6666552

Yours faithfully,

Ed Boyce

SRA Information Compliance, Solicitors Regulation Authority

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Dear Mr Boyce,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

J E Baring & Co was incorporated into J E Baring & Co Limited 1 March
2021.

Organisation 48559 was incorporated into Kidd Rapinet (61779) in 1996,
which is now Kid Rapinet LLP (596330).

Yours sincerely,

 

Jack Baraczewski
Information Governance Officer
Solicitors Regulation Authority

The Cube, Birmingham

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From: Ed Boyce <[FOI #810121 email]>
Sent: 24 November 2021 01:34
To: SRA Information Compliance <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Solicitors Regulation Numbers -
SRA 48559, SRA 46559, SRA 666652, SRA 6666552

 

Dear Solicitors Regulation Authority,

Solicitors Regulation Numbers - SRA 48559, SRA 46559, SRA 666652, SRA
6666552

Please provide all information relating to these SRA numbers and to which
legal entities they are attached and provide for each SRA number the date
they were granted by SRA and if any have changed, or merged into another
entity or closed please provide the date.

SRA 48559, SRA 46559, SRA 666652, SRA 6666552

Yours faithfully,

Ed Boyce

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Dear SRA Information Compliance,

What about the rest of the SRA numbers to which legal entities are they attached?

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce

SRA Information Compliance, Solicitors Regulation Authority

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Dear Mr Boyce,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

We not regulate a firm with the SRA ID: 6666552

 

Please see our register which allows you to search for firms using their
SRA ID:
[1]https://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/register/

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jack Baraczewski
Information Governance Officer
Solicitors Regulation Authority

The Cube, Birmingham

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From: Ed Boyce <[FOI #810121 email]>
Sent: 08 December 2021 18:14
To: SRA Information Compliance <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Solicitors Regulation
Numbers - SRA 48559, SRA 46559, SRA 666652, SRA 6666552

 

Dear SRA Information Compliance,

What about the rest of the SRA numbers to which legal entities are they
attached?

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce

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Dear SRA Information Compliance,

What is the name of the legal entity attached to SRA number 46559 and 666652?

Please provide the date they were granted a SRA number (authorised to practice) and the details of any changes, they stopped practicing or they changed or merged into another entity or closed, please confirm which and provide the date that a change occurred.

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce

SRA Information Compliance, Solicitors Regulation Authority

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Dear Mr Boyce,

 

J E Baring & Co (SRA number 46559) First Floor, 63-66 Hatton Garden,
London EC1N 8LE started trading on 1 January 1970 and ceased trading on 1
March 2021 when they incorporated into J E Baring LTD (SRA number 666652).

 

J E Baring LTD (SRA number 666652) First Floor, 63-66 Hatton Garden,
London EC1N 8LE started trading on 14 January 2020 and is currently still
trading.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jack Baraczewski
Information Governance Officer
Solicitors Regulation Authority

The Cube, Birmingham

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From: Ed Boyce <[FOI #810121 email]>
Sent: 09 December 2021 22:13
To: SRA Information Compliance <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Solicitors Regulation
Numbers - SRA 48559, SRA 46559, SRA 666652, SRA 6666552

 

Dear SRA Information Compliance,

What is the name of the legal entity attached to SRA number 46559 and
666652?

Please provide the date they were granted a SRA number (authorised to
practice) and the details of any changes, they stopped practicing or they
changed or merged into another entity or closed, please confirm which and
provide the date that a change occurred.

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce

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Dear SRA Information Compliance,

Thank you, can you please clarify are you saying that both the partnership and their company ( two separate split entities) were both authorised and trading at the same time between 14 January 2020 and 1 March 2021.

Can you also confirm if the SRA number 465590 exists or existed.

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce

SRA Information Compliance, Solicitors Regulation Authority

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Dear Mr Boyce,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

I can confirm that according to our records both firms were authorised and
trading at this time.

 

We do not regulate a firm or individual with the SRA number 465590.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jack Baraczewski
Information Governance Officer
Solicitors Regulation Authority

The Cube, Birmingham

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From: Ed Boyce <[FOI #810121 email]>
Sent: 16 December 2021 21:35
To: SRA Information Compliance <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Solicitors Regulation
Numbers - SRA 48559, SRA 46559, SRA 666652, SRA 6666552

 

Dear SRA Information Compliance,

Thank you, can you please clarify are you saying that both the partnership
and their company ( two separate split entities) were both authorised and
trading at the same time between 14 January 2020 and 1 March 2021.

Can you also confirm if the SRA number 465590 exists or existed.

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce

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Dear SRA Information Compliance,

Thank you for confirming that both the partnership J E Baring & Co and J E Baring Ltd also trading as J E Baring & Co were both authorised and trading at the same time between 14 January 2020 and 1 March 2021.

Which could cause confusion; to a reasonable onlooker when both the partnership and the company trading name are exactly the same and both are trading at the same time, especially if SRA numbers and information is inaccurate and/or misleading.

And for confirming that the SRA numbers 465590, 48559 and 6666552 do not in fact exist on your system so cannot be used.

Why have 5 different SRA numbers been used by these solicitors when the only 2 are correct?

Please can you confirm why inaccurate SRA numbers still appear on J E Baring Ltd website SRA 6666552, including within their debt recovery (fees and procedures and pre-action protocol leaflets that changed from SRA 48559 to SRA 6666552 both are inaccurate) and evidence also suggests that the first number SRA 465590 has also been misapplied on documentation and documentation has also been signed in a trading business name not the correct legal name.

Why is their website also still referring to ‘partners’ when the partnership closed on 1 March 2021?

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce

SRA Information Compliance, Solicitors Regulation Authority

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We are the regulator of solicitors and law firms in England and Wales. The
Solicitors Regulation Authority Limited is a company limited by guarantee.
Our registered offices are: The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street, Birmingham, B1
1RN. Our company registration number is: 12608059.

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Dear Mr Boyce,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

If you have concerns about this firm you can report these to us under our
reporting process.

 

You can read about this on our website:

 

[1]https://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/problem...

 

Our team cannot consider or investigate your concerns.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jack Baraczewski
Information Governance Officer
Solicitors Regulation Authority

The Cube, Birmingham

[2]www.sra.org.uk

 

 

From: Ed Boyce <[FOI #810121 email]>
Sent: 23 December 2021 23:23
To: SRA Information Compliance <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Solicitors Regulation
Numbers - SRA 48559, SRA 46559, SRA 666652, SRA 6666552

 

Dear SRA Information Compliance,

Thank you for confirming that both the partnership J E Baring & Co and J E
Baring Ltd also trading as J E Baring & Co were both authorised and
trading at the same time between 14 January 2020 and 1 March 2021.

Which could cause confusion; to a reasonable onlooker when both the
partnership and the company trading name are exactly the same and both are
trading at the same time, especially if SRA numbers and information is
inaccurate and/or misleading.

And for confirming that the SRA numbers 465590, 48559 and 6666552 do not
in fact exist on your system so cannot be used.

Why have 5 different SRA numbers been used by these solicitors when the
only 2 are correct?

Please can you confirm why inaccurate SRA numbers still appear on J E
Baring Ltd website SRA 6666552, including within their debt recovery (fees
and procedures and pre-action protocol leaflets that changed from SRA
48559 to SRA 6666552 both are inaccurate) and evidence also suggests that
the first number SRA 465590 has also been misapplied on documentation and
documentation has also been signed in a trading business name not the
correct legal name.

Why is their website also still referring to ‘partners’ when the
partnership closed on 1 March 2021?

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce

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Dear SRA Information Compliance,

What is concerning is that the SRA are aware as a paid membership Regulator that information is inaccurate but are unconcerned. Please pass this on to your complaints department.

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce

SRA Information Compliance, Solicitors Regulation Authority

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Solicitors Regulation Authority Limited is a company limited by guarantee.
Our registered offices are: The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street, Birmingham, B1
1RN. Our company registration number is: 12608059.

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Dear Mr Boyce,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

If you would like to make a complaint you can read about how to do so on
our website:

 

[1]https://www.sra.org.uk/sra/complaints-se...

 

If you would like to report a solicitors firm, you can do so via the
process I have linked to you previously.

 

I am not able to forward your email on as you are emailing from
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Yours sincerely,

 

Jack Baraczewski
Information Governance Officer
Solicitors Regulation Authority

The Cube, Birmingham

[2]www.sra.org.uk

 

 

From: Ed Boyce <[FOI #810121 email]>
Sent: 15 January 2022 03:54
To: SRA Information Compliance <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Solicitors Regulation
Numbers - SRA 48559, SRA 46559, SRA 666652, SRA 6666552

 

Dear SRA Information Compliance,

What is concerning is that the SRA are aware as a paid membership
Regulator that information is inaccurate but are unconcerned. Please pass
this on to your complaints department.

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce

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