Register of licensed bodies (ABS)

Co-operative Legal Services Limited


Head of legal practice

Steven Martin (authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority)

Head of Finance and Administration

James Morris

Reserved activities

The firm is licensed to undertake the following reserved legal activities:

  • Conduct of litigation
  • Reserved instrument activities
  • Probate activities

Terms and conditions of the licence

The general conditions which apply to licensed bodies contained in Rule 8 of the SRA Authorisation Rules for Legal Services Bodies and Licensable Bodies as applicable.

Any obligation which may from time to time be imposed on [The Firm] or a manager, employee, or non-authorised interest-holder in [The Firm] by or under the SRA's licensing rules or by or under the LSA, or any other enactment.

[The Firm] may carry on exempt regulated activities under Part XX of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 provided that such activities arise out of or are complementary to the firm’s reserved legal activities or other legal activities.

A conditional licence is granted to Co-operative Legal Services Limited ('CLS') subject to the following conditions:a) The Co-operative Trust Corporation ('CTC') should not display any wording or logo that it is associated with CLS.b) The CTC will not give any indication it is authorised by the SRA in any way. c) The CTC will not be held out to the public and will only be used as a corporate trustee for clients of CLS.d) The CTC will not undertake any legal work for any person.e) If the Ownership of the CTC changes within a period of 2 years the licensed body - Co-operative Legal Services Ltd - must advise the SRA as soon as such change is known to its governing body. 


The information below is a summary of the waiver(s) granted.

  1. A waiver of SRA Authorisation Rules 2011, Rule 8.6(a)(ii), such that 19 directors of the Co -operative Group Board can complete the full approval process as managers of Co-operative Legal Services Limited within four weeks from the date on which the licence takes effect
  2. A waiver to Outcomes 1.15 and 9.4 of the SRA Code of Conduct 2011 to allow ongoing cases being conducted by Co-operative Trust Corporation to continue on their existing terms of business for a period of 12 months from the date on which the licence takes effect

Regulatory decisions

For more information, view the firm's record on solicitor check


Licence number : 567391

Granted on 27 March 2012

Effective from 16 April 2012

Registration details


Registration details

Co-operative Legal Services Limited

650 Aztec West Almondsbury
BS32 4SD
Company no. 05671209

Quoted company

Co-operative Legal Services Limited is not a quoted company or a subsidiary of, or part owned by, a quoted company.


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