Our experts work with personal injury firms on how to deal with the compliance challenges imposed by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 212 (LASPO) and assist with the structuring of commercial business relationships with third parties to prevent the firm falling foul of the provisions of LASPO. Our team of former SRA compliance experts are ideally placed to guide you on practical ways of ensuring regulatory requirements in relation to referral fees are met and you a re able to demonstrate how you have achieved compliance with section 56 of LASPO in order to show that you have complied with the Principles of the SRA’s Standards and Regulations.
Jenny Eden was instrumental in the SRA’s implementation of the ban on referral fees in personal injury cases and has drafted guidance and other supporting material for the SRA’s website. She was responsible for training key SRA staff on the effect of the ban and also provided external training on the subject.
Richard Robinson has given advice on referral arrangements to the SRA’s Standards Committee and has developed and led an SRA-themed visit initiative on referral arrangements. He has a thorough understanding of the compliance issues that surround firms’ relationships with introducers.