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.
Our guidance on the corporate offence of failure to prevent the criminal facilitation of tax evasion has been revised with HMRC and approved by the chancellor.
This practice note aims to provide practical assistance on how to manage responding to a financial crime investigation and provides a short overview of the main powers available to law enforcement.
Resources to help solicitors understand their legal and professional duties around financial crime.
We've responded to Professor Mayson's interim report setting out his proposals for the future regulation of the legal framework in England and Wales.
This practice note sets out guidance and information on entity-based regulation.
Handling complaints well is essential for firms that want to stay competitive, and may protect your firm's reputation and prevent future complaints.
Our guidance can help you meet the requirements for mandatory gender pay gap reporting.
An overview of the key issues firms need to be aware of
This three-part series looks at the MLR 2017 from the perspective of small firms and provides tips on effective compliance.
This guidance clarifies when a solicitor can disclose a copy of a client's will to an attorney or deputy when the client has lost mental capacity.
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