AWH Legal Limited
(AWH Legal Limited)
Universal Square, Building 5, Floor 5, Devonshire Street, Manchester, Lancashire
, M12 6JH
Decision - Fined
Outcome date: 25 September 2020
Published date: 14 January 2021
Firm or organisation at date of publication and at time of matters giving rise to outcome
Name: AWH Legal Limited
Address(es): Universal Square, Building 5, Floor 5, Devonshire Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M12 6JH
Firm ID: 627313
This outcome was reached by SRA decision.
The firm was ordered to pay a £2,000 financial penalty and costs of £300 and the
following condition was 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.
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.