SRA Handbook

Fee sharing with non-lawyers

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

Rule 4: Fee sharing with non-lawyers

4.1

You must not share your professional fees with a non-lawyer situated in a CCBE state other than the UK except:

(a)

within a firm and only as permitted under the SRA Practice Framework Rules 2011; or

(b)

with a retired manager, member, owner or predecessor of the firm, or the dependants or personal representatives of a deceased manager, member, owner or predecessor.

4.2

If you are practising from an office in a CCBE state other than the UK, whether or not you are actually present at that office, you must not share your professional fees from that practice with a non-lawyer, except:

(a)

within a firm, and only as permitted under the SRA Practice Framework Rules 2011; or

(b)

with a retired manager, member, owner or predecessor of the firm, or the dependants or personal representatives of a deceased manager, member, owner or predecessor.

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