0345 222 9955 info@kangandco.co.uk

Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

 

solicitors regulation authorityKang & Solicitors Limited is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) under SRA No. 638269. Kang & Co Solicitors Limited is registered for Value Added Tax – VAT No: 274718770.

Kang & Co Solicitors is the trading name of Kang & Co Solicitors Limited. We are a limited company registered in England & Wales.

Our Company Registration Number is 10350638. Our Registered Office is 1 Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BD. A list of our Directors is available for inspection at our Registered Office. Our office contact number is 0345 222 9955 and our office e-mail address is info@kangandco.co.uk.

Kang & Co Solicitors are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as we process personal information. Internal systems and safety checks are in place to ensure we comply with the principles contained within Schedule 1 of the Data Protection Act 1998. Our registration reference with the Information Commissioner’s Office is: ZA267477.

Kang & Co Solicitors Limited owns the trademarks “Kang & Co Solicitors” and has been registered under No. UK00003252930. The Kang & Co Solicitors trademark and Kang & Co Solicitors logo may only be used in conjunction with services provided by Kang & Co Solicitors Limited or with the express prior approval of Kang & Co Solicitors Limited.

Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Code of Conduct

As a law firm regulated by the SRA we comply with principles and objectives set by the SRA when dealing with any legal matters.

Kang & Co Solicitors adheres to the 10 mandatory principles as set by the SRA when acting for all clients:

  1. We uphold the rule of law and the proper administration of justice;
  2. We act with integrity;
  3. We do not allow our independence to be compromised;
  4. We act in the best interest of each client;
  5. We provide a proper standard of service to each client;
  6. We behave in a way that maintains the trust the public places in us and the provision of legal services;
  7. We comply with all our legal and regulatory obligations and deal with our regulator and ombudsmen in and open, timely and co-operative manner;
  8. We manage our business effectively and in accordance with proper governance and sound financial and risk management principles;
  9. We manage our business in a way that encourages equality of opportunity and respect for diversity; and
  10. We protect client money and assets.

Using a solicitor

There are several times in your life when you might need to use a solicitor, for example when buying a house, starting a business or getting a divorce. It can be daunting trying to find the right one for you and making sure everything goes smoothly. As the Solicitors Regulation Authority is an independent regulatory body, they cannot tell you which solicitor to use. However, they can give you a few tips to help you get the best from legal services.

The SRA recommend that you feel confident and well-informed, and that you are well-prepared before you start to instruct a solicitor or lawyer to make sure you get the best outcome.

Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Guidance on Using a Solicitor

The SRA have recommended the following guidance when using a solicitor (source):

It is important to make sure you:

  • Are clear with your solicitor, at every point, about what you want to happen and what they are going to do for you;
  • Understand the cost implications of any instructions you give your solicitor, including any effect they may have on eligibility for legal aid, (your solicitor will tell you if they think you are eligible to use this), or
  • If your legal costs are being covered by another organisation (such as a trade union), whether what the solicitor can do is limited by their agreement with that organisation

The SRA recommend that you take notes of all conversations you have with your solicitor or other employees at the firm, such as

  • Who you spoke to;
  • When you spoke to them;
  • What was said; and
  • Any future actions that were agreed, including deadlines

The SRA also recommend that you keep copies of all relevant paperwork, including emails, and read it through thoroughly—if you have trouble understanding it, get someone to help you; and send any import

ant documents to your solicitor by the most secure methods possible, such as recorded delivery, and check that they have been received (keep a record of receipt); you can request that your documents are returned to you in the same way.

Taking these steps should mean that you get the best outcome and service from your solicitor or firm. Should something go wrong, and you need to make a complaint later, you will be better equipped to get the best result.

Further details about our regulatory requirements and obligations can be found on the SRA website.

 

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