Isaac Abraham Solicitors - SRA intervention

31 October 2016

On 17 August 2016 it was reported that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) had exercised its power of intervention in the firm Isaac Abraham.

The SRA intervention only relates to the industrial disease-based part of the practice.

It is understood that the practice had come under judicial scrutiny in respect of a number of Noise Induced Hearing Loss claims.

A number of cases have been struck out or discontinued and cost orders have been made in favour of former employers against who claims have been brought.

As a result of the intervention clients of the firm have been advised by the SRA’s agents, Gordons LLP, to seek alternative representation.

Garret Spring, an expert in industrial disease claims with Shoosmiths has seen an increasing number of enquiries coming from ex-clients of Isaac Abraham.

The advice sought has been about continuation of a claim for an occupational disease or making a possible professional negligence claim against Isaac Abraham. You are of course always free to take advice from another solicitor on your case. There is no legal obligation to continue any relationship with a firm of solicitors, even if they've accepted your instructions and started to work on your case.

If you are not happy with any aspect of the way your case is being handled, then you are entitled to choose another solicitor to represent you at any time and without any penalty. Some of these cases have required some immediate steps to be taken to protect the interest of Isaac Abraham’s former clients.

Garret comments:

‘I suspect that the many clients of Isaac Abraham and their families will be searching all over the web to find someone to help them, often without much guidance. If you have been contacted by Gordons LLP and notified that your claim is affected by the intervention and require advice or assistance then please feel free to contact us without any obligation.’

Please note that this does not apply to claims clients may have had with Isaac Abraham for anything other than an industrial disease - for example Noise Induced Hearing Loss.  If your case related to another type of claim and you are concerned about what will happen next, you should contact the administrators who should be getting in touch with you in due course. 


This information is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. It is recommended that specific professional advice is sought before acting on any of the information given. © Shoosmiths LLP 2024

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