Version 2 of the Handbook was published on 23 December 2011, and was superseded by Version 3 on 18 April 2012. For more information, click "History" above.
All italicised terms in these rules are to be interpreted in accordance with Chapter 14 of the SRA Code of Conduct 2011, save for the following terms which are to be interpreted as follows:
means the Council of the Bars and Law Societies of Europe;
means the CCBE's Code of Conduct for European lawyers;
means any state whose legal profession is a full member, an associate member or an observer member of the CCBE;
has the meaning set out in rule 2.1;
means any business through which a solicitor or REL carries on practice other than in-house practice;
an individual who is not a lawyer practising as such; or
a body corporate or partnership which is not:
an authorised body;
an authorised non-SRA firm; or
a business, carrying on the practice of lawyers from an office or offices outside England and Wales, in which a controlling majority of the owners and managers are lawyers;
in relation to a body (whether incorporated or unincorporated) means a person with any ownership interest in the body.
means the activities of a lawyer of a CCBE state in that capacity.
means a professional activity which is regulated by the SRA.
means professional contact which is regulated by the SRA
These rules 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 rules being made under section 83 of the Legal Services Act 2007 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.