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.
The Law Society and Solicitors Regulation Authority have agreed to establish the SRA as a distinct legal entity within the Law Society Group.
We're looking for paid contributors to write or review digital education content for our new digital learning environment.
We have summarised the key findings of the SRA's anti-money laundering thematic review of firms offering trust and company services.
The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal announced it will apply to adopt the civil standard of proof when it hears cases brought by the regulator.
We are holding a number of free anti-money laundering training sessions across the country in April, May and June.
We have published a position paper in response to UCL's independent review of legal services regulation launched last year.
We are concerned about the level of scrutiny the Legal Services Board has applied to the SRA's application to change its regulatory arrangements.
We have partnered with the government to remind practitioners of the positive impact that quality AML checks can have on tackling dirty money.
We are concerned that, despite strong opposition from the Law Society and our members, the SRA is pursuing controversial policies.
From 10 July, firms cannot charge fees of more than 20% of the amount recovered for handling claims for mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance.
Other advice, products and services:
Our members have raised concerns about the risks associated with the potential grey areas within the new SRA Standards and Principles. Our practical, interactive online course helps you to navigate the new rules, implement the changes and shed light