SRA Handbook

Execution of transactions

Version 21 of the Handbook was published on 6 December 2018. For more information, please click "History" above.

Rule 4: Execution of transactions


A firm shall ensure that where it has agreed or decided in its discretion to effect a transaction, it shall do so as soon as possible, unless it reasonably believes that it is in the client's best interests not to do so.



Principle 4 sets out your duty to act in the best interests of the client. Accordingly, in cases where there is any doubt on the point, firms should ensure that transactions are effected on the best terms reasonably available.

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