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.
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Our practice notes cover regulatory matters to help you with your compliance obligations. They are free to members.
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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:
This practice note describes the new SRA Transparency Rules and offers support to solicitors in deciding how to comply with the new Rules.
The Law Society has produced a comprehensive overview of the SRA's plans for the new Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE).
This practice note seeks to clarify the position relating to the circumstances in which you must provide documents or attend an interview during an SRA investigation, and your rights therein.
This practice note explains the provisions of the act and provides information on the procedures that firms can put in place to prevent bribery being carried out on their behalf and to avail themselves of the statutory defence.
In this podcast, Michelle Bramley talks about bribery and corruption and what is being done domestically and internationally to tackle it.
The Law Society has said that the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal should retain the criminal standard of proof in response to a SDT consultation.
Greater clarity on the process for reporting misconduct that is appropriate for law firms of all sizes is essential to ensuring that serious cases are dealt with quickly, the Law Society of England and Wales has said.
The Law Society has published its response to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal's consultation.
The Law Society has published its response to the SRA's Reporting Concerns consultation.
Law firms face a tight turnaround to publish price and service information for consumers and small businesses, the Law Society of England and Wales warned today.
Other advice, products and services from the Law Society:
Join us at the Mercure Holland House Hotel, Bristol to learn how to remain compliant in light of the Solicitors Regulatory Authority's significant changes.