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Tier 1 in Professional Discipline in Legal 500 and Chambers

Impressive team of highly experienced lawyers… Clients state: ‘They are easy to contact, deal with urgent matters well, and are effective.’
Chambers and Partners 2018

‘Leading defence firm’.
Legal 500 2017

What the team is known for: Impressive team of highly experienced lawyers. Well known for its strength in advising on regulatory matters in the health and legal sectors. Offers a comprehensive range of advice on regulatory and disciplinary matters.
Chambers and Partners 2017

‘The go-to firm for registrants’, RadcliffesLeBrasseur has defended legal… professionals in disciplinary cases against the SRA. Nigel West … is recommended for his ‘excellent strategic and tactical analysis’ and newly promoted partner … Susanna Heley.
Legal 500 2016

Client testimonials

‘Nigel West is an excellent lawyer. Highly skilled, knowledgeable, professional and above all compassionate. He adds a human touch to legal practice.’
London solicitor’s comment on our work

‘Susanna … I am still in shock as regards the outcome. I am in disbelief about the decision which the SRA have come to and it is all down to your incredible skill and support. I am completely convinced that without your advice this decision by the SRA would have been unimaginable. I am also utterly convinced that a thousand million thank yous would still be stopping short of the gratitude I owe you.’
Solicitor commenting on SRA’s decision to take no further action

‘Nigel, I am well and looking forward to finally drawing a line under my career … when I finally retire. Thank you for your help in overcoming the difficult circumstances  which prevailed over the years. It was invaluable.’
Former owner of a Newcastle practice

‘I have been in private practice all my working life and was greatly heartened by the help, support and understanding I received during what was one of the most difficult periods of my life. I looked for four basic things – sound advice on the law, practical and firm strategic advice on how the case should be followed, competent and diligent pleadings through which you feel that your case will be heard and fourthly understanding and moral support when you feel that the whole world is against you.’
Comment from the managing partner of medium sized Midlands firm

‘I must compliment Nigel West for his knowledge and strategic advice and his team for one of the most competent and comprehensive witness statements I have ever read. I do feel that it was the care, time and attention that the team put into the statement coupled with a complete understanding of the legal issues that went a long way to achieving such a good result. I shall be forever grateful.’
Warwickshire solicitor’s comment on the outcome of his SDT case

‘The adjudicator … seemed to place particular emphasis on the references … I would like to thank you very much for all of your assistance in preparation of my case and particularly with all of your help and advice in relation to the references.’
Trainee solicitor’s comment on a successful application for admission which was challenged by the SRA

‘If I can cast your memory back to 2013, I approached you for your assistance regarding my student enrolment to the SRA. You may recall that the SRA officer initially rejected my application and the matter was referred to an adjudicator … I have not been able to thank you for your assistance throughout a very difficult period of my life. Without your assistance … I may not [be in] the position I am in today and realise my aspirations of becoming a lawyer. I am fully aware that you would have been justified in charging a much higher fee for your time as most other lawyers who I turned to at that time were quoting me treble what you charged. To that effect I am highly appreciative of your kind help and generosity … Once again, thank you.’
Solicitors regulatory team client

‘I was referred to Susanna by a colleague and a client of your firm. I have referred others to her. I therefore think it speaks for itself that we all recognise her ability to help others.’
Surrey solicitor’s comment on Susanna Heley

‘Extremely professional, knowledgeable and supportive … always available and willing to communicate with me at all times when needed … I am happy to recommend you to others.’
Essex solicitor’s comment on our standard of work

‘Once again may I thank you for the tremendous effort put into my case and the favourable outcome. I am most grateful.’
London solicitor on SRA investigation closed without any disciplinary proceedings

‘Brilliant outcome. Thank you for all you have done in relation to this.’
A senior partner’s comment on an SRA decision to take no further action against another partner in his firm

‘Thank you for the comprehensive work that you have done on my appeal. I am very pleased and grateful.’
Client’s comment on preliminary work on appeal against SDT decision

‘Bloody good result.’
The entire email from a QC commenting on an adjudicator’s decision to reject all of the SRA’s complaints on a case