Third parties

Third parties guidance:

In early 2013, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) published a consultation document on the ban on referral fees in personal injury (PI) cases. This...

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A commission (or other financial benefit) is something you might receive when you introduce a client to a third party. A referral fee is something you might...

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This practice note explains the regulatory requirements regarding commissions and financial benefits, which tend to arise when referring or recommending clients to third...

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You may be offered a financial benefit in return for referring a client to a third party. A financial benefit includes any: • commission • discount, or • rebate There is...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on suggested procedures for evaluating and monitoring third parties such as barristers and experts who are instructed by your firm on...

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This Practice Note reflects requirements in the SRA Codes of Conduct 2019 in relation to instructing third parties, in force from 25 November 2019. There is a separate...

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This Practice Note explains the regulatory requirements that apply when you instruct an expert, barrister or other third party on your client’s matter. This is not the...

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This Practice Note contrasts the requirements in the SRA’s 2011 and 2019 regimes in relation to introductions and instructions to third parties. For more detailed...

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This Practice Note explains additional regulatory requirements that apply when you introduce a client to a third party for financial services, including regulated...

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This Practice Note reflects requirements in the SRA Codes of Conduct 2019 in relation to Introductions to third parties, in force from 25 November 2019....

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This Practice Note explains generic regulatory requirements that apply when you introduce a client to a third party, such as a financial advisor, estate agent or other...

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Part 1 of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 (TLNPCTUAA 2014) regulates consultant lobbying—the business of...

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This Practice Note explains the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA’s) requirements regarding personal injury referral arrangements. It reflects the SRA Handbook 2011...

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This Practice Note explains the systems and controls you should implement to identify unlawful personal injury (PI) referral arrangements and ensure you...

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This Practice Note explains the statutory regime underpinning the personal injury (PI) referral fee ban—the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012...

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What is prohibited? To fall foul of the personal injury (PI) referral fee ban, you must: • receive a referral • of a PI or ancillary claim • pay a...

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