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Susanna Heley

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Solicitors Regulation


Susanna is a Partner in the Solicitors Regulation department, specialising in regulatory law and professional disciplinary work for legal professionals. She is an experienced litigator, acting for solicitors, partners and employees of legal practices in all professional disciplinary matters including SRA investigations, applications and appeals relating to Practising Certificate conditions, disciplinary proceedings before SRA adjudicators, LeO complaints, referrals to the SDT, statutory appeals to the High Court, (challenging intervention decisions, appeals against sanctions and judicial review proceedings). Susanna advises on compliance and reporting obligations and has assisted COLPs and COFAs in relation to compliance investigations and applications for approval as role holders. She advises on the Separate Business Rule, applications for recognition and approval and Alternative Business Structures. Susanna's litigation experience includes contractual disputes, challenging the refusal of professional indemnity cover, partnership issues, insolvency and general commercial disputes. She has a column in the Solicitors’ Journal as a regulatory lawyer and is a contributor for LexisNexis.


Susanna is a co-author of the Law Society's book on 'The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal - law and practice' published in December 2015 and a co-author of  'The Solicitor's Handbook' - published in September 2019.


Susanna is a member of the Professional Matters Committee and Past President (2013-2014) of the City of Westminster and Holborn Law Society, a committee member and panel member of the Solicitors Assistance Scheme, and a member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL).

London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline

Within: Professional discipline

With offices in London, Leeds and Cardiff, RadcliffesLeBrasseur has specialist teams for corporate investigations, healthcare professionals (including doctors and dentists) and solicitors regulation. Alex Leslie  is the head of the healthcare professionals team and his main area of work is advising professionals working in the NHS on regulatory, disciplinary, employment and ethical issues; and Nigel West  is the commercial litigation and solicitors regulation head and advises legal professionals and practices on the disciplinary process surrounding Solicitors Regulation Authority investigations and Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) proceedings and appeals. Other names to note are Susanna Heley, who specialises in regulatory law and professional disciplinary work for solicitors and other legal professionals; Stewart Duffy , whose specialist work involves regulatory and disciplinary matters for doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals; and consultant Linda Lee, who frequently acts in SDT proceedings. 

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