SIA Licensing

SIA Licensing
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Cartwright King’s specialist Security Industry Authority (SIA) Appeals Solicitors have a proven track record of successfully appealing SIA licence refusals and revocations. Benefit from our extensive experience of dealing with the SIA and our sound understanding of its regulations, which position us perfectly to support your appeal. 

For immediate action, get in touch with a specialist Cartwright King SIA Appeals Solicitor now.

How Cartwright King’s SIA Licence Refusals and Revocations Solicitors can help

Our SIA Appeals Solicitors have first-hand experience acting on behalf of security professionals at all levels in appealing against the refusal, suspension and revocation of SIA licences. We will help you prepare documentation, advise and represent you at all stages of your appeal to give it the best possible chance of success. We can help with:

  • Licence refusals 
  • Licence suspensions and revocation
  • Preparing for meetings with SIA investigators 
  • Interviews under caution
  • Prosecutions and appeals, including provision of services without a licence or deployment of unlicensed individuals
  • Advice if you fall within the SIA’s Consider Additional Factors (CAF) category

Speak to a specialist SIA Licence Solicitor now

It’s always best to get legal advice when appealing an SIA licence refusal, suspension or revocation. Having experienced legal representation on your side makes all the difference on the outcome because you’re better prepared, you understand your rights and you have a strategy. 

There’s no substitute for speaking to one of our specialist SIA Appeals Solicitors to get the right advice, ensuring that your appeal has the best chance of success.

For immediate action, call us or email us for an initial discussion. 

The discussion is completely informal and confidential, and is an opportunity for us to:

  • Get to know you 
  • Understand your situation
  • Advise you on legal fees
  • Agree how you want to proceed

Why choose Cartwright King for SIA Appeals?

We know that failure to secure your SIA licence, or having it suspended or revoked, will affect you professionally, personally and financially That’s why we’re committed to helping you successfully appeal against a decision or enforcement action. You need legal representation that acts fast to ensure that you appeal within strict time limits.

Cartwright King’s specialist SIA Appeals Lawyers offer a fast, effective and efficient start to finish service, doing everything they can to protect your livelihood. Our Legal 500 accredited solicitors have experience of dealing with the SIA means that we can help you thoroughly prepare and empower you for your appeal to ensure the best possible outcome.

Legal Fees

We have expert solicitors across the country that are ready to help you. An initial conference, either at one of our offices or by telephone to assess the merits of your case is available for £120 including VAT. Call us today, or email by clicking the link below.

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Frequently asked questions.

How long do I have to appeal an SIA licence refusal?

You have just 21 days to appeal an SIA licence refusal or revocation. Due to the short timeframe, it’s worth taking advantage of Cartwright King’s free, initial telephone conversation to discuss your options. 

The SIA will review your appeal, which is why it’s crucial that the information you provide is correct and properly presented to give your appeal the best possible chance of success.

What penalties could I face if I'm caught without an SIA licence?

If you are caught working in a licensable role without an SIA licence, the penalties can be severe. If you are convicted in a Magistrate’s Court, Sheriff Court or District Court, you could find yourself facing a maximum penalty of six months imprisonment and/or a fine of up to £5,000.

How long does the SIA take to respond to an appeal?

The SIA aims to respond to appeals as quickly as possible, but it can take up to four weeks. The SIA will notify you whether it accepts your appeal or stands by its decision to refuse, suspend or revoke your licence. If the SIA stands by its decision, it will come into effect immediately.

However, you still have the option to appeal an appeal decision in court. If you’re not satisfied with the outcome of your appeal, we can advise you on the merits of taking your case to court.

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