Regulatory regime

Regulatory regime guidance:

This Practice Note reflects advice, guidance and updates issued by the SRA and Law Society on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the day-to-day operation of law...

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Historically, only individuals were subject to professional rules and requirements rather than the entities through which they practised. Since March 2009, the Solicitors...

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This Practice Note sets out details of the various bodies that have responsibilities for and interests in legal complaints handling, including the Legal Services Board...

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The Legal Services Board (LSB) is the single independent oversight regulator of the legal profession and sector in England and Wales. It does not directly regulate...

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At the end of September 2017, the SRA launched a further consultation as part of its ‘Looking to the Future’ reforms of the SRA Handbook. The consultation, Looking to the...

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Less than five years since the SRA Handbook 2011 came into force in October 2011 (and sixteen versions later), the SRA published a consultation paper Looking to the...

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The SRA Accounts Rules are due for an overhaul. Following two earlier reviews, the SRA made changes to the rules in 2015 and 2016, focusing mainly on accountants'...

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Less than five years since the SRA Handbook 2011 came into force in October 2011 (and sixteen versions later), the SRA published a consultation paper Looking to the...

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In June 2016, the SRA launched plans to 'radically' simplify the SRA Handbook. It published two initial consultation papers: • Looking to the future: flexibility and...

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has wanted to restructure the regulatory structure applying to the solicitors and law firms it regulates for a long time. From...

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The solicitors’ profession is highly regulated. As well as the primary legal regulators, such as the Legal Services Board (LSB) and Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA),...

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There are six main regulatory bodies concerned specifically with the regulation of solicitors’ practices. These are the: • Legal Services Board (LSB) • Law...

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) cannot police compliance by every solicitor and firm against every regulatory requirement at all times. A risk-based approach to...

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is the independent regulatory arm of the Law Society. It regulates: • individual solicitors, registered European lawyers (RELs),...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on the SRA Codes of Conduct, contained in the SRA Standards and Regulations, in force from 25 November 2019. The SRA Standards and...

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has a published enforcement strategy setting out its approach to enforcement, assessing the seriousness of an enforcement issue...

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The SRA Handbook 2011 sets out standards and requirements that individual lawyers and firms are expected to achieve and observe: • for the benefit of clients, and • in...

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The way the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates the solicitors’ profession has been evolving since its inception—from a prescriptive rules-based regime in the...

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The SRA Standards and Regulations set out the standards and requirements that individual lawyers and firms regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) are...

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has three core operational functions: • authorisation (which this Practice Note covers) • supervision (see Practice Note: SRA's...

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has three core operational functions: • authorisation (see Practice Note: SRA's authorisation function) • supervision (see...

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has three core operational functions: • authorisation (see Practice Note: SRA's authorisation function) • supervision (which...

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The SRA Standards and Regulations are in force from 25 November 2019. They include two new Codes of Conduct, one for firms and one for solicitors, RELs and RFLs. This...

Precedents

The SRA Standards and Regulations are in force from 25 November 2019. This presentation has been designed as a training aid that you can use to introduce your staff to...

Precedents

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) introduced outcomes-focused regulation (OFR) in October 2011 as part of a fundamental review of its regulatory regime, resulting...

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