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  • The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Transparency Rules come into force on 6 December 2018. This page brings together guidance and support to help you and your firm comply with the new minimum requirements.

    The rules require firms to publish price and service information on their websites, or to provide it to prospective clients on request if they do not have a website.

    The rules apply to specified areas of law. For individual clients, these are:

    • residential conveyancing
    • probate
    • immigration (except asylum)
    • road traffic offences
    • employment tribunal claims (unfair/wrongful dismissal).

    For business clients, they are:

    • employment tribunal claims (unfair/wrongful dismissal)
    • debt recovery (up to £100,000)
    • licensing applications for business premises.

    We are interested in hearing about your experiences with the implementation of the new rules, both positive and negative. This will help us to develop more useful and relevant guidance, and understand the impact of the new rules for any future review by the SRA or the Law Society. Case studies of your experiences or other feedback can be sent to

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    Choose lawyer by weighing three important considerations, Law Society advises as new rules kick in

    Small businesses and individuals who need legal advice will be able to find regulated information from law firms about their fees and services.

    6 December 2018
    Press release

    Price transparency - is anybody ready for it?

    Pearl Moses talks to Rebecca Atkinson, risk director at Howard Kennedy LLP, about how her firm is dealing with the requirements.

    6 December 2018

    Price and service transparency - how you can comply

    In this article, we expand on the advice provided in our practice note to give examples from different areas of law subject to the SRA Transparency Rules.

    5 December 2018

    A practical guide to price transparency

    This podcast offers practical tips to ensure your firm is ready for the new price transparency obligations.

    22 November 2018

    Making price and service transparency work

    Most solicitors will be aware of the SRA Transparency Rules being introduced this December. It's an open secret that this move has been unpopular with the profession.

    20 November 2018

    Guidance for law firms on publishing price and service information

    The Law Society has reminded the profession that new SRA rules mean firms must publish a range of price and service information by 6 December.

    1 November 2018
    Press release

    Price and service transparency

    This practice note describes the new SRA Transparency Rules and offers support to solicitors in deciding how to comply with the new Rules.

    1 November 2018
    Practice note

    LSB approves new transparency rules

    The Legal Services Board has published its decision regarding the SRA's application to introduce new transparency rules.

    9 August 2018

    SRA announces new transparency rules: briefing for members

    The Law Society has produced a detailed briefing for members about the changes that follow the SRA's 'Looking to the Future' consultation.

    20 July 2018

    Legal Service Board's strategy consultation - Law Society response

    The Law Society has responded to the Legal Service Board's consultation on its draft strategy and business plan.

    16 February 2018
    Consultation response
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