SRA Handbook

Application of the SRA Principles in relation to practice from an office outside England and Wales

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

4: Application of the SRA Principles in relation to practice from an office outside England and Wales

4.1

The Principles apply to you if you are:

(a)

a body practising from an office outside England and Wales only if you are required to be an authorised body as a result of the nature of your practice and you have been authorised by the SRA accordingly; or

(b)

a manager of such a body.

Guidance note

(i)

In most circumstances, overseas offices of authorised bodies based in England and Wales will not require authorisation with the SRA and will be governed by the SRA Overseas Rules. However, in some circumstances, because of the work that is being carried out from the overseas office, it will need to be authorised (see Rule 2.1(e) and have regard to Rule 2.1(g) of the SRA Overseas Rules). In those circumstances, the SRA Principles and Code of Conduct apply.

4.2

The Principles apply to you if you are an individual engaged in temporary practice overseas.

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