Accounts & Finance

Accounts & Finance guidance:

This Practice Note sets out the requirements of the SRA Accounts Rules 2019, in force from 25 November 2019, regarding the obligation to obtain and deliver...

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This Practice Note reflects requirements relating to law firm accountant’s reports in force from 1 November 2015. It relates to practice in England and Wales only, as...

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This Practice Note reflects requirements relating to law firm accountant’s reports in force from 1 November 2015. It relates to practice in England and Wales...

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The compliance officer for finance and administration (COFA) is responsible for recording and reporting failures to comply with the SRA Accounts Rules 2011 (SRA AR 2011)....

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The overarching objective of the Accounts Rules is to keep client money safe. Except when the rules provide otherwise, you must: • keep other people's money separate from...

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This Practice Note sets basic accounts procedures firms are expected to implement and is drawn from: • the SRA Accounts Rules 2011 (SRA AR 2011) • SRA Guidelines on...

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This Practice Note is based on reporting requirements in the SRA Codes of Conduct 2019 (in force from 25 November 2019) as amended by the SRA Regulatory Arrangements...

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The SRA AR 2011 require specific authority for a withdrawal from client account by an appropriate person. This practice note aims to help you consider who should have...

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This Practice Note sets out the requirements of the SRA Accounts Rules 2019, in force from 25 November 2019, regarding client accounting procedures and records. It also...

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This Practice Note sets out the requirements of the SRA Accounts Rules 2019, in force from 25 November 2019, regarding client account withdrawals. It also reflects...

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This Practice Note contrasts the requirements in the SRA’s 2011 and 2019 regimes in relation to compliance officers (COLPs and COFAs) and breach reporting. For more...

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This Practice Note looks at the issues you should consider when setting an interest policy under the SRA Accounts Rules 2011 (SRA AR 2011). Regulatory requirements You...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on managing financial risk. It reflects the SRA Standards and Regulations 2019 and additional financial management requirements that...

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This practice note covers the regulatory requirements that must be observed to minimise any events that could affect your firm’s financial stability. This is sometimes...

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This Practice Note provides information about preparing and implementing common tools to minimise financial risk and improve financial stability. Why have financial risk...

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Most firms at any given time have some old, usually small, residual balances on client matters. In the normal course of events, dealing with residual balances should just...

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