What is an intervention?
An intervention takes place when the SRA closes down a solicitor's practice. This power is given to us by Parliament. It enables us to take from the firm documents and money that belong to clients. We can only intervene in the public interest.
An intervened firm is completely closed down. It is no longer able to act for its clients. Usually, we hire a specialist firm of solicitors to help us close down a practice, and we call such firms SRA intervention agents.