Sal & Co Solicitors
191 Angel Place, Fore Street, Edmonton, London
, N18 2UD
Decision - Fined
Outcome date: 13 August 2020
Published date: 14 January 2021
Firm or organisation at date of publication
Name: Sal & Co Solicitors
Address(es): 191 Angel Place, Fore Street, Edmonton, London, N18 2UD
Firm ID: 508769
This outcome was reached by SRA decision.
The firm was ordered to pay a £1,000 financial penalty and costs of £300 and the following conditions were imposed on its authorisation:
1. 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 Transparency 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 required evidence within 30 days of this condition coming into effect.
2. 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 Transparency Rules (complaints information).
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 has failed to publish mandatory details about costs and its complaints procedure in breach of rules 1.1 and 2.1 of the Transparency Rules.