Capital Law is delighted to announce that the General Counsel team of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has appointed us as one of their three official legal representatives for an initial three year term.

Capital will service the legal needs of its General Counsel team, including its public law including judicial review, public policy, and information law requirements.

The SRA currently regulates 170,000 solicitors and 10,400 law firms across England and Wales. As well as setting and enforcing high standards for the legal profession, the SRA is working to create an open, modern and competitive legal market, that increases consumer choice. One way it aims to do this is through supporting innovation. It wants to encourage UK law firms, as well as new organisations who are thinking of delivering legal services for the first time, to develop new ideas and new ways of doing business. One of Capital’s key roles will be advising them in this ambition.

The SRA’s appointment of a Welsh law firm follows recent comments from the Chair of the SRA, Enid Rowlands, heralding the strength of the Welsh legal sector, which she made at the organisations board meeting in Cardiff in March, the first to be held in the Welsh capital.

Juliet Oliver, General Counsel at the Solicitors Regulation Authority said: "We had a really strong field of firms apply for this role. We ran a comprehensive procurement process to make sure we chose the right firms. We look forward to working with them."

Speaking about our appointment by the SRA, Capital Law Senior Partner Chris Nott, commented: “This appointment is testament to the quality of our public law experts in the firm and an important part of our growth in the public and regulatory arena. It’s fantastic to work with the SRA at a time when its focus is squarely on innovation – a key part of Capital Law’s core values.” 

Our appointment has been covered in:

The Lawyer

Legal Business

The Law Gazette