What you can expect from us

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We set out how we will work with you and listen to your views or concerns. We explain what you can expect from us, whether you are in direct contact with us or are represented by a consumer support or advocacy organisation. We call this our “Public Engagement Charter”.

We aim to treat everyone fairly and equally, making sure we understand your needs.

Who we are and what we do

We are the regulator of solicitors and most law firms in England and Wales. We work in the public interest, overseeing solicitors and law firms. This means we:

  • work to make sure solicitors follow our rules and meet our high standards
  • protect people when they use a solicitor or law firm:
    • 1.

      stepping in when things go wrong with a solicitor or firm

    • 2.

      compensating people who have lost money in certain circumstances

  • work to make legal services accessible and affordable.

You can

We will be open and accountable about

  • what we can do for you
  • what you can expect from us
  • how we come to the disciplinary and policy decisions we make
  • what to do if you are not happy with any element of how we have dealt with you or any decision we have made.

We will be as inclusive as possible by

  • providing easy-to-access information in plain English
  • offering you a range of different ways to get in touch
  • wherever possible, working with you in the way that suits you best.

We aim to

1. Provide you with high quality customer service whenever you get in touch with us. We will:

  • listen to you
  • be professional and courteous
  • get back to you when we say we will
  • operate fairly, treating everyone equally, without unlawful discrimination
  • respond to your individual needs, making sure our services are accessible
  • look after your data as you would expect, keeping your information confidential.

2. When we consult on changes that could affect you, we will:

  • set out clearly the reasons behind any proposed changes, how they might affect people, and the reasons why we are seeking your views
  • give people enough time to respond or tell us what they think
  • make sure the widest range of voices and views are heard, including those whose voice might not otherwise be present, such as those who find themselves in vulnerable situations
  • use a range of different ways to hear these views, both directly from individuals and through consumer support and advocacy organisations
  • listen, consider what people tell us, and change the way we work when this is the right thing to do
  • let people know how their views have changed our thinking
  • evaluate what works, what does not, and make sure we act on lessons learnt.

3. Make sure everyone at the SRA, and those we work with, recognises and promotes the importance of working this way.

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