SRA Handbook


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

Rule 8: Interpretation


The SRA Handbook Glossary 2012 shall apply and, unless the context otherwise requires:


all italicised terms shall be defined; and:


all terms shall be interpreted,

in accordance with the Glossary.


In these rules references to statutes, rules, codes or regulations, statements or principles etc other than these rules include any modification or replacement thereof.


As the context requires, other words and expressions shall have the meanings assigned to them by the Interpretation Act 1978, FSMA and the SA.


References in these rules to activities carried on by a firm include activities carried on by an individual as sole principal, manager or employee of the firm.

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