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Suzanne Townley

News Editor, Solicitors Journal

SRA pays £228k costs

SRA pays £228k costs


The SDT found the SRA had made a series of errors

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has paid £228,000 of legal costs incurred by Bloomsbury Law’s Jamil Ahmud in dealing with an “improper” SRA prosecution. The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) found the SRA made a “series of grave errors” in the case. Ahmud sought recovery of costs from the SRA on an indemnity basis. The SRA said the SDT had no jurisdiction to make such an order. Ahmud appealed to the High Court. The SRA conceded the SDT had such jurisdiction and agreed to pay Ahmud’s costs.