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.
Sarah Mumford caught up with Colette Best, director of anti-money laundering at the SRA, following the thematic review of trust and company service providers.
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This guide explains the potential conflict of interests in acting for the buyer and seller or the borrower and lender in conveyancing.
This guide gives an overview of the main regulation and compliance issues that solicitors working in property will need to be aware of.
This guide gives an overview of price and service transparency. You should read it alongside our practice note on price and service transparency.
We have submitted our response to the second stage of the independent review of legal services regulation.
We have responded to the Legal Services Board's supplementary consultation on its proposed internal governance rules.
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.
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