The SRA Handbook is being replaced by Standards and Regulations from 25 November 2019. The new regulations are shorter than the existing Handbook and many prescriptive rules will be removed.
Major changes that you will need to be aware of include:
We have a range of resources to help you and your firm comply with the new regulatory framework.
We will be running seminars, roadshows, roundtables and conferences around the country throughout 2019 and into 2020. You can choose the format and location that suits you.
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Our practice notes cover regulatory matters to help you with your compliance obligations. They are free to members.
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Our Practice Advice Service offers free and confidential support and advice on legal practice and procedure. Call 020 7320 5675 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will keep you up to date through:
Our short and informative Podcasts with Pearl keep you up to date on SRA and other compliance changes.
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We have a range of books coming out this autumn to help you navigate the new standards and regulations, including:
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Talk to our relationship managers in your area of England and Wales. They can direct you to events and roadshows near you.
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Our subscription-based Risk and Compliance Service provides you with a range of benefits to help you keep informed and meet your regulatory obligations.
We also provide a face-to-face Advisory Service for bespoke training and support.
Our Professional Development Centre hosts desk-based learning, including online courses and webinars:
Article 9.2 of the Fourth EU Money Laundering Directive empowers the European Commission to identify 'high risk third countries'
This guidance explains the role of the Law Society and other organisations in the reporting of money laundering.
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.
The Law Society has produced guidance that provides recommendations to firms on how to fulfil gender pay gap reporting requirements.
The Law Society has produced a comprehensive overview of the SRA's plans for the new Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE).
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 published FAQs providing useful information to solicitors for moving across and complying with the new SRA scheme for continuing competence.
The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 have posed a challenge for firms of all sizes.
The Law Society has updated its advice for firms on compliance with UK regulations which transpose the EU ADR Directive.
The GDPR will introduce new reporting requirements and financial penalties with regard to data breaches.
Other advice, products and services from the Law Society:
Join this one-hour webinar to learn about the SRA principles in practice and how to abide by the standards compliantly. Available on-demand.