Unbundling civil legal services

Note that the SRA Handbook (version 21) was replaced by the SRA Standards and Regulations on, and with effect from, 25 November 2019.

This practice note will shortly be updated to reflect the introduction of the SRA Standards and Regulations. Until then, you are advised to check any references in the practice note to the Handbook against the new Standards and Regulations to ensure that you are aware of the up-to-date position on all issues to which the practice note refers.

This practice note includes detailed advice on:

  • what unbundling is
  • how unbundling can make legal services more affordable for clients
  • the potential risks arising from unbundling and how to reduce them

This practice note is the Law Society’s view of good practice in this area, and is not legal advice. For more information see the legal status.