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.
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.
This practice note advises on an EU services directive that obliges solicitors to provide clients with information on their services over and above the SRA's requirements.
This practice note sets out guidance on identifying and managing situations where a conflict of interest arises.
Other advice, products and services:
The SRA Handbook is being replaced by the Standards and Regulations from 25 November, changing the way that the profession will be governed. Find out what’s changing and how we can help you and your firm stay compliant.