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SRA Legal

What our SRA barristers offer

The Legal Services Act 2007 has transformed the market, and the regulatory structure of the delivery of legal services. Members at the Regulatory and Disciplinary team have been at the forefront of this revolution, and have written extensively on the topics (e.g. Outcome-focused Regulation – A Practical Guide (2011) and The Solicitor’s Handbook 2012).

Recent significant cases

  • Advising and representing the Solicitors Regulation Authority in relation to challenges to interventions, prosecutions in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and related judicial reviews and other proceedings.
  • Advising the newly-created Legal Services Board since 2010.
  • Advising solicitors and non-solicitors on the opportunities and practical implications of Alternative Business Structures (including the training of non-lawyer owners of ABSs as to their roles and duties once their licence application has been approved).
  • Advising solicitors and others in relation to the referral fee ban introduced by the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.
  • Advising solicitors as to the ramifications of the move to outcome-focused regulation and the new Code of Conduct in October 2011.
  • Advising solicitors as to the regulatory issues surrounding their involvement in tax avoidance schemes.
  • Advising and acting on behalf of individual solicitors and entities facing disciplinary proceedings in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and in statutory appeals against decisions of the SDT.
  • Advising solicitors entering into regulatory settlement agreements with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
  • Advising and drafting representations on behalf of solicitors embroiled in regulatory issues with the SRA, such as potential disciplinary proceedings, the suitability test for entry into the profession, and the imposition of practising certificate conditions.
  • Advising on and appearing in judicial review proceedings against legal regulators.
  • Advising and appearing in court cases arising out of interventions into solicitors’ practices by the SRA.
  • Advising and appearing on behalf of barristers facing disciplinary proceedings brought against them by the Bar Standards Board.
  • Advising and appearing on behalf of the Institute of Legal Executives.
  • Providing advice and assistance to lawyers in other jurisdictions (e.g. Brunei, Singapore, Hong Kong, the West Indies).

Who to contact

Peter Campbell

Peter Campbell is the Senior Practice Manager for the SRA Legal team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


Peter CampbellEmail


Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1124


Mobile: +44 (0)7725 758 264


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Nigel Pleming QC

Nigel Pleming QC

Call: 1971 Silk: 1992

Gregory Treverton-Jones QC

Gregory Treverton-Jones QC

Call: 1977 Silk: 2002

Eleanor Grey QC

Eleanor Grey QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2011

Jenni Richards QC

Jenni Richards QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2011

Fenella Morris QC

Fenella Morris QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2012

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2015

Andrew Tabachnik QC

Andrew Tabachnik QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2017

Parishil Patel QC

Parishil Patel QC

Call: 1996 Silk: 2018

Rory Dunlop QC

Rory Dunlop QC

Call: 2002 Silk: 2019

Jonathan Bellamy

Jonathan Bellamy

Call: 1986

David Bradly

David Bradly

Call: 1987

Nicola Greaney

Nicola Greaney

Call: 1999

Katharine Scott

Katharine Scott

Call: 2000

Jess Connors

Jess Connors

Call: 2000

Sadie Crapper

Sadie Crapper

Call: 2004

Robert Lazarus

Robert Lazarus

Call: 2004

Alexis Hearnden

Alexis Hearnden

Call: 2005

Peter Mant

Peter Mant

Call: 2006

Rachael O'Hagan

Rachael O'Hagan

Call: 2006

Jennifer Thelen

Jennifer Thelen

Call: 2007

Patrick Hennessey

Patrick Hennessey

Call: 2010

Samar Abbas

Samar Abbas

Call: 2011

Kristina Stern SC

Kristina Stern SC

Call: 1996

Call +44 (0)20 7832 1111 for more information

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