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Responding to an investigation

Making sure you manage your relationship with the SRA properly from the outset is of key significance during an investigation; if you get your communication with the SRA wrong, it can have significant and entirely avoidable negative consequences. Expert advice and representation can help you avoid this and make sure you get off on the right foot.
"No stone was left unturned in preparing the defence to the case made against me."
The new SRA Codes of Conduct (under the November 2019 Standards and Regulations) both require you to cooperate with the SRA, including when it is carrying out an investigation into you. It’s always advisable to do so, not least as failure to cooperate can become a disciplinary matter in its own right. 

Early engagement with the SRA will give you the best chance of minimising the risk or severity of any enforcement action - but it's important to make sure you're taking steps at the same time to plan your response, take advice, collect the relevant evidence and prepare for the investigation. This is true whether or not you understand the nature of the SRA’s investigation at an early stage (it’s common for the SRA not to specify its particular focus until the investigation is well underway) or believe there has been any misconduct.

It’s important to be aware that anything you say, write or do at any stage of an SRA investigation could eventually be used in evidence if a prosecution follows. This means that proper planning and preparation before you respond to any step of an investigation which requires you to provide information or documentation is essential. 

We can help you with all aspects of responding to an investigation with expert advice and assistance to make sure you’re taking the right steps at the right times to minimise the risks and severity of enforcement action.

If you have any questions about how we can help with responding to an SRA investigation, you can contact us on 020 3780 0406 or at RDteam@leighday.co.uk

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