The regulatory landscape for solicitors is changing. We are providing advice and support to help you through these changes in a number of areas, including on regulatory processes and complaints, rules and ethics, professional indemnity insurance, and education and training.
We represent the views of our members and respond to consultations on a wide variety of areas, including: client financial protection, education and training, international regulation, equality and diversity, and issues relevant to outcomes-focused regulation.
Read about how we are shaping the regulatory regime in England and Wales
OFR is the SRA’s approach to regulation. Read about the SRA Handbook and its Code of Conduct.
All recognised and licensed bodies must have in place two compliance officers: a COLP and a COFA.
Read about the Legal Ombudsman, changes to the rules and types of complaints the Ombudsman receives.
Read about the work of the Regulatory Affairs Board and Regulatory Committees.
Information about the regulation of UK solicitors who are based overseas.
Alternative business structures (ABSs)
Frequently asked questions about setting up an ABS
Setting up in practice: regulatory requirements
In-house practice: regulatory requirements
Equality and diversity requirements: SRA Handbook
The SRA's equality and diversity monitoring requirement
Providing services to deaf and hard of hearing people
Closing down your practice: regulatory requirements
Protecting your online reputation
Litigants in person
Bribery Act 2010
The Law Society provides a number of practice notes to help you navigate the new regulatory landscape
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Financial services and OFR compliance support for solicitors