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.
See our list of events
Our practice notes cover regulatory matters to help you with your compliance obligations. They are free to members.
Access practice notes
Our Practice Advice Service offers free and confidential support and advice on legal practice and procedure. Call 020 7320 5675 or email email@example.com.
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.
Listen for free
We have a range of books coming out this autumn to help you navigate the new standards and regulations, including:
To order, contact our Bookshop.
Talk to our relationship managers in your area of England and Wales. They can direct you to events and roadshows near you.
Find your regional representative
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:
Read the Law Society's annual surveys of solicitor's renewal experiences to ascertain areas of difficulty and analyse market trends.
Information about outcomes-focused regulation, professional indemnity insurance and all aspects of compliance with the SRA Code of Conduct 2011.
Support and advice on risk and compliance, including help with regulation, professional indemnity insurance and anti-money laundering.
This pilot is initially for COLPs in top 100 firms and aims to enable practical interpretation of the Handbook.
Other advice, products and services from the Law Society:
Join this one-hour webinar on 30 September to learn more about the new rules on reporting concerns, the SRA Enforcement Strategy and new SDT rules.