Professional conduct and regulation

Professional conduct and regulation guidance:

The SRA Code of Conduct for Solicitors, RELs and RFLs (Code for Solicitors) forms part of the SRA Standards and Regulations, in force from 25 November 2019. The Code for...

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This Practice Note looks at what confidential information is, who it belongs to and how to protect it. It considers disclosure obligations in relation to confidential...

Practice Note

Legal Professional Privilege (LPP) protects the confidentiality of written and oral communications between lawyers and clients. It entitles a party to withhold evidence...

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This Practice Note provides an overview of the SRA Handbook 2011 (the Handbook), focusing on the obligations imposed on in-house lawyers. For further information about...

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This Practice Note considers legal professional privilege (LPP), which is made up of legal advice privilege and litigation privilege. It considers, in detail, the various...

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This Practice Note explains what legal professional privilege (LPP) is, including loss and waiver of LPP, summarises key case law and outlines LPP issues in other...

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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 way it regulates solicitors and law firms for a long time. From June 2016 onwards, it launched a...

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When dealing with litigation in various different jurisdictions, the Getting The Deal Through Guide (GTDT) titled: legal privilege and professional secrecy offers...

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The UK has voted to leave the EU and this will take place on exit day as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This has implications for...

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This Practice Note looks at loss of privilege in civil litigation in the context of legal professional privilege (LPP) and in particular considers the concept of giving...

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This Practice Note looks at privilege and confidential information in the context of a client-solicitor relationship where that solicitor-client relationship no longer...

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