Version 15 of the Handbook was published on 1 November 2015. For more information, please click "History" above.
The SRA may from time to time publish guidelines for accounting procedures and systems to assist you to comply with Parts 1 to 4 of the rules, and you may be required to justify any departure from the guidelines.
The current guidelines appear at Appendix 3.
Training Regulations changes
The SRA Training Regulations, which regulate your two-year period of training to become a solicitor, changed as of 1 July 2014.
Period of recognised training
Choose this option if your training commenced on or after 1 July 2014. You will qualify under the Training Regulations 2014.
Choose this option if your training commenced before 1 July 2014. You will qualify under the Training Regulations 2011.