SRA Handbook

Paying referral fees to non-lawyers

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

Rule 7: Paying referral fees to non-lawyers

7.1

You must not pay a fee, commission or any other compensation to a non-lawyer as a consideration for referring a client to you:

(a)

if the non-lawyer is situated in a CCBE state other than the UK; or

(b)

if you are practising from an office in a CCBE state other than the UK, whether or not you are physically present at that office.

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