meet our people

All our consultants worked at the SRA for many years. Coupled with experience of working in private practice (seven of our team as qualified solicitors), we are ideally placed to support busy practitioners with practical advice and design and implement compliance and risk management systems fit for the real world.

Carole-Ann Shimmin

Carole-Ann worked for The Law Society/Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for over twenty years. She has a vast amount of experience with SRA investigations and compliance with SRA rules and regulations. She worked for eight years as a Forensic Investigation Officer visiting law firms throughout England and Wales, where she investigated breaches of the Solicitors Accounts Rules, Code of Conduct, allegations of money laundering, mortgage fraud, owner/staff dishonesty and much more. Carole-Ann also attended the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal on numerous occasions, where she was required to give evidence, following the prosecution of solicitors by the SRA, based on her reports and evidence. Prior to this role, Carole-Ann dealt with complex cases where allegations had been made against solicitors and/or their staff involving breaches of the rules. She also worked in the SRA Authorisation Department, SRA Compensation Fund and had a period of dealing with client’s complaints against their solicitors.

In her spare time Carole-Ann is a keen bridge player, enjoys yoga and going on long walks.