Renney & Co Solicitors
Spaces, Northgate, Upper Borough Walls, Bath
, BA1 1RG
Decision - Sanction
Outcome date: 30 July 2020
Published date: 14 January 2021
Firm or organisation at date of publication
Name: Renney & Co Solicitors
Address(es): Spaces, Northgate, Upper Borough Walls, Bath, BA1 1RG
Firm ID: 448431
This outcome was reached by SRA decision.
The firm was rebuked and ordered to pay costs of £300.
The following conditions were imposed on the firm’s authorisation with immediate effect:
- If the firm publishes as available any of the services specified in rules 1.3 or 1.4 of the SRA Transparency Rules, the firm must in respect of each of those services provide evidence to the SRA’s reasonable satisfaction that it:
- Publishes on its website the information specified in rule 1.5 of the Rules; and
that such information is clear and accessible and in a prominent place on its website, in accordance with rule 1.6.
The firm must provide the SRA with the evidence within 30 days of this condition coming into effect.
- If the firm has a website, it shall, within 30 days of this condition coming into effect, provide evidence to the SRA’s reasonable satisfaction that it is complying with rule 2.1 of the Rules (complaints information).
- If the firm has a website, it shall, within 30 days of this condition coming into effect, provide evidence to the SRA’s reasonable satisfaction that it is complying with rule 4.1 of the Rules (digital badge).
The decision was ordered to be published.
The SRA Transparency Rules came into effect on 6 December 2018. They require all firms authorised and regulated by the SRA to display specified information on their websites if they provide certain types of legal services. The purpose of the Rules is to ensure people have accurate and relevant information about a solicitor or firm when they are considering purchasing legal services. They are intended to help members of the public and small businesses make informed choices, improving competition in the legal market.
The firm failed to publish the mandatory detials of costs and service information and complaints information on its website in breach of rules 1.1 and 2.1 of the Transparency Rules.
The firm failed to display the digital badge on its website when it became mandatory on 25 November 2019 and breached rule 4.1 of the Transparency Rules.