Version 1 of the Handbook was published on 16 September 2011, and was superseded by Version 2 on 23 December 2011. For more information, click "History" above.
For the avoidance of doubt, where a breach of any provision of the Solicitors' Code of Conduct 2007 comes to the attention of the SRA after 6 October 2011, this shall be subject to action by the SRA notwithstanding any repeal of the relevant provision.
From 31 March 2012 or the date on which an order made pursuant to section 69 of the LSA relating to the status of sole practitioners comes into force, whichever is the later, paragraph 3.1 shall have effect subject to the following amendments:
paragraph 3.1(b) (iii) and 3.1(e) shall be omitted.
The Principles shall not apply to licensed bodies until such time as the Society is designated as a licensing authority under Part 1 of Schedule 10 to the LSA and all definitions shall be construed accordingly.
References in the preamble to:
the Principles being made under section 83 of the Legal Services Act 2007, and
licensed bodies and their managers and employees,
shall have no effect until such time as the Society is designated as a licensing authority under Part 1 of Schedule 10 to the LSA.