On 22 June 2017, the panel resolved to intervene into the licensed body of Coops Law Ltd and into the practice of Munir Majid at Coops Law Ltd, formerly based at 2nd Floor, 40 Churchgate, Bolton, Lancashire BL1 1HL.

The grounds of intervention in relation to Coops Law Ltd were: there was reason to suspect dishonesty on the part of Irfan Khan Akram, a manager of Coops Law Ltd, in connection with that body’s business; it was necessary to protect the interests of clients (or former or potential clients) of Coops Law Ltd; and Coops Law Ltd had failed to comply with the terms of its licence, which requires it to ensure compliance with regulatory arrangements imposed by the SRA (specifically, the SRA Principles 2011, the SRA Accounts Rules 2011 and the SRA Code of Conduct 2011).

The grounds of intervention in relation to Majid were: it was necessary to intervene to protect the interests of clients and former clients of Majid; and Majid had breached the SRA Principles 2011, the SRA Accounts Rules 2011 and the SRA Code of Conduct 2011.

Ann Harrison of Stephensons Solicitors LLP, Wigan Investment Centre, Waterside Drive, Wigan, Lancashire WN3 5BA, tel: 0333 999 7190, has been appointed to act as the Society’s agent. The first date of attendance was 23 June 2017.

Majid’s current practising certificate has been suspended with immediate effect.

Coops Law Ltd is appealing the decision to intervene.