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SRA Handbook

Section 43 investigations

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Regulation 4: Section 43 investigations


A person who is the subject of a section 43 investigation may be required by the SRA to pay a charge in accordance with these regulations provided that the SRA has made an order under section 43(2) of the SA.


An order under section 43(2) of the SA may be made by:


agreement between the person and the SRA;


a single adjudicator; or


an adjudication panel.