If the firm that the SRA intervened was representing you on an ongoing legal matter that has not concluded, then you must instruct new solicitors to act on your behalf if you want to carry on with the case. It is important to understand that Shakespeare Martineau does not automatically act as your lawyer in your matter.
Our team have been instructed by the SRA to support with any emergency legal tasks, but you can choose any solicitor to carry on your case, unless it is publically funded by legal aid. In this case, we can only arrange for your file to be transferred to a firm of solicitors with a Legal Aid Agency franchise in the appropriate area of law. To find a solicitor please use The Law Society’s Find a Solicitor directory.
If a file has been recovered for you and you wish to instruct a new solicitor or have this file sent to you, then you should contact our team on 0300 247 2470 or email us at email@example.com.
We will ask you to complete and return a file request form to us which can be downloaded here. In the event that your file relates to a child, vulnerable person, trust, company or that you are acting as a deputy or as an attorney there may be some additional information that you will be required to provide.
If there are two or more of you named as clients then you will need to agree where the file should be sent before we can release it. You will need to provide some identification to our team and it will not cost you anything to have your documents sent.
If there is no time to instruct another firm to represent you, for instance you are due to complete on a house sale or purchase on the day of the intervention or the next day, then our team can act on your behalf on an emergency basis only.
We will do our best to identify all urgent cases as quickly as possible but if you have an urgent matter then it is important for you to contact us as quickly as possible on 0300 247 2470 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.