The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has appointed Blake Morgan to offer legal services to the regulator’s legal and enforcement team.
Blake Morgan will work alongside Capsticks, carrying out investigations and representing the SRA at proceedings before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. This role supports the work of the SRA, which is responsible for regulating the professional conduct of more than 160,000 practising solicitors and other authorised individuals.
The appointments were won through a competitive tender following a ‘rigorous and comprehensive’ procurement process by the SRA. The new contracts will begin on 1 November 2023 for an initial period of three years.
Delme Griffiths, Partner at Blake Morgan, said:
“We are greatly looking forward to beginning our work with the SRA, supporting its all-important regulation of the profession and maintaining the sector’s high standards. Alongside the talented team at Capsticks, we are excited to take on the new challenges this appointment will bring, and reflecting Blake Morgan’s leading regulatory service offer.”
Juliet Oliver, Deputy Chief Executive, General Counsel and Executive Director, Investigations and Supervision at the SRA, said:
“We are pleased to appoint Capsticks and Blake Morgan after a rigorous and competitive process. We were focused on making sure those we appointed had the right expertise, would be able to provide work consistently to the expected, high standard, while also offering excellent value for money.”
The work undertaken by Blake Morgan for the SRA will be led by Cardiff based partner, Delme Griffiths, alongside regulatory partners James Danks and Clare Strickland.