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:
For business clients, they are:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enforced publication of reams of information about legal services may hamper and not help consumers as they seek to make an informed choice about instructing a solicitor.
On 27 September the SRA published two consultations as part of its 'Looking to the Future' work. The deadline for responses to both consultations is 20 December 2017.
We have responded to the FCA's consultation on changes to the requirements in disclosure guidance and transparency rules.
On 17 February the Law Society submitted its response to the Legal Services Board's draft business plan for 2017/18.
Providing raw regulatory data on solicitor firms could mislead clients and undermine their ability to exercise informed choice, the Law Society said today responding to the SRA's proposals.
Join us on 22 November, 12:30, to discuss the new SRA transparency rules.
This OnDemand webinar discusses why the SRA introduced the rules and the potential implications for your firm