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.
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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:
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.
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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:
Our team of solicitors answers questions on anti-money laundering, customer due diligence, client care, and conveyancing.
We have summarised the key findings of the SRA's anti-money laundering thematic review of firms offering trust and company services.
We have responded to the Financial Conduct Authority's consultation on optimising the senior managers and certification regime.
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 hosted a webinar in partnership with Accuity on overcoming AML challenges for law firms. We share some of our answers.
We are disappointed that the SDT will apply to adopt the civil standard of proof when it hears cases brought by the regulator.
We have responded to the SRA's application to the LSB to carry over the existing rules for PII and the Compensation Fund into the new Handbook.
Pearl Moses talks to Jorren Knibbe about the impact that a 'deal' or 'no-deal' situation may have on data protection compliance.
Other advice, products and services from the Law Society:
Half-day conference on 26 September, where expert speakers will explore major DP challenges for solicitors, identify new technology danger spots, practical advice on mitigating risk and more topics of interest.