Legal Risk

Professional Discipline Department

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What the team is known for Respected specialist firm with a focus on advising law firms on disciplinary matters. Represents firms before the SDT and is particularly accomplished in advising on SRA compliance matters. Admired for its strong defence of individual practitioners in SRA disciplinary proceedings.

Strengths Sources say that the team is "responsive, thorough and helpful," adding: "They offer a well-rounded service and they manage your expectations."

Notable practitioners

Francis Dingwall acts for lawyers and law firms facing disciplinary proceedings, as well as advising on general regulatory matters.

Frank Maher advises major law firms and partners facing disciplinary investigations by the SRA. Clients say: "He knows his stuff and he doesn't look to sugar the pill; he tells it how it is."

Susan Mawdsley advises law firms of all sizes on regulatory issues. She is especially notable for her expertise on anti-money laundering protocols.