SRA Handbook

Compliance with practice requirements

Version 19 of the Handbook was published on 1 October 2017. For more information, please click "History" above.

Rule 19: Compliance with practice requirements

19.1

An authorised body and its managers and employees must at all times ensure that they act in accordance with the requirements of the SRA's regulatory arrangements as they apply to them.

19.2

A solicitor, REL or RFL who is a member or shareowner of an authorised body which is a company must not cause, instigate or connive at any breach of the requirements imposed under the SRA's regulatory arrangements by the authorised body or any of its managers or employees.

19.3

An employee of an authorised body must not cause, instigate or connive at any breach of any requirements imposed under the SRA's regulatory arrangements.

19.4

The partners in an authorised body which is a partnership are responsible not only as managers but also, jointly and severally, as the authorised body.

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