SRA Handbook

Application of the Rules

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

Rule 6: Application of the Rules

6.1

These Rules shall apply to a practice carried on by:

(a)

a sole solicitor;

(b)

an REL practising as a sole practitioner;

(c)

a recognised body;

(d)

a partnership consisting of one or more solicitors and/or RELs and/or recognised bodies and/or licensed bodies;

(e)

a partnership consisting of one or more solicitors and/or RELs, together with one or more RFLs;

(f)

a partnership consisting of one or more RELs with or without one or more RFLs, together with one or more non-registered European lawyers practising from one or more offices in any state to which the Establishment Directive applies, but outside England and Wales; and

(g)

a licensed body in respect of its regulated activities.

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