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 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.
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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.
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:
Sample FAQs from the Law Society's Legal Compliance Bulletin
Most solicitors will be aware of the SRA Transparency Rules being introduced this December. It's an open secret that this move has been unpopular with the profession.
The Law Society has produced guidance that provides recommendations to firms on how to fulfil gender pay gap reporting requirements.
The Law Society has warned that the slackening of rules governing legal services unveiled by the LSB today will put consumers at risk.
The Law Society has published recommendations for pay gap reporting in the legal sector to help firms develop comprehensive equality action plans.
We are taking on a new solicitor. Do we have to undertake CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checks?
I practice immigration, my clients include companies and individuals. I am a sole practitioner with two employees and one simple functional website that I do not rely on for marketing my firm.
This practice note outlines the regulatory requirements for solicitors to consider when closing down your practice.
This practice note has advice on the PII requirements in the current market, how you should apply and how much cover is required.
The Law Society has reminded the profession that new SRA rules mean firms must publish a range of price and service information by 6 December.
Other advice, products and services from the Law Society:
Martin MacHale explains the process of renewing your firm’s professional indemnity insurance.