Regulatory

Jonathan Lea Limited (“We”) carry out certain unreserved legal activities on our own account, although we commonly refer the majority of work requests to a variety of different service providers.  Otherwise, for all reserved legal services that are required to be carried out by a law firm regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (“SRA”), or for higher value corporate transactions where a solicitor’s client account is preferable for completion monies, We carry out such work in conjunction with firms of solicitors, including Adams Solicitors which is regulated by the SRA with registration number 75336 and carries professional indemnity insurance.

Reserved legal activities that come within the jurisdiction of the SRA are as follows:

  • the right to appear before and address a court;

  • the issuing, prosecution and defence of proceedings before any court in England and Wales;

  • reserved instrument activities (i.e. dealing with the transfer of land or property under specific legal provisions);

  • probate activities;

  • the administration of oaths; and

  • notarial activities.

It is our belief and experience that for the most part regulation and compliance requirements add significantly to the expense of providing legal services.  We therefore minimise our exposure to regulation and only subject ourselves to regulatory overheads where we believe it is legally required, beneficial, or where our clients’ request it.