The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Transparency Rules came 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.
The Legal Services Board has published its decision regarding the SRA's application to introduce new transparency rules.
The Law Society has produced a detailed briefing for members about the changes that follow the SRA's 'Looking to the Future' consultation.
The Law Society has responded to the Legal Service Board's consultation on its draft strategy and business plan.
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.