Acting for the SRA in its resolution of complicated statutory trust issues in relation to the SRA's obligations to deal with client funds received following an intervention. The SRA was able to recover its costs for its work as statutory trustee from any undistributed surpluses.

In addition, to safeguard against a challenge against decisions made by the SRA in its capacity of statutory trustee, we devised the methodology (subsequently endorsed by the court) for the examination of the defaulting solicitors' accounts and the identification of and distribution of funds to beneficiaries.

The result of Ahmed was not only that historical issues and problems could be effectively resolved, but that the future approach to distribution of client funds could be cost-proportionate and consistent with the highest standards of propriety.