Andrew Becconsall qualified as a solicitor in 1992 with city firm Penningtons. In over ten years working for the regulator, Andrew developed a deep understanding of all aspects of compliance and regulation including the SRA Accounts Rules. He has vast practical experience with SRA investigations, mergers and practice management.
Andrew became Investigation Manager with the SRA’s Forensic Investigation Unit and gained extensive practical experience of solicitors’ accounts. He undertook his own high profile, complex investigations involving accounts rules breaches, terrorist financing, money laundering, mortgage fraud and staff dishonesty.
He went on to lead the SRA’s Assigned Risk Pool team and has a detailed knowledge of insurance issues facing law firms.
Andrew assists firms with:
- Compliance with SRA rules and regulations
- Pre-inspection auditing of accounts and systems
- Assessment of risks for lenders and insurers
- Due diligence in relation to merging or becoming a partner
- Forced or voluntary closures of practices
Andrew is a member of the Law Society and the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers. He likes holidaying in France and is working hard to improve his French.