About the SRA Handbook

The SRA Handbook sets out the standards and requirements we expect our regulated community to achieve and observe, for the benefit of the clients they serve and in the public interest.

The Legal Services Board (LSB) approved the Handbook on 17 June 2011. The key implementation date was 6 October 2011.

A ninth version of the Handbook was published on 1 April 2014. Read release notes for Version 9, or choose from the options on the left to browse Version 9.

Our approach to regulation is outcomes-focused and risk-based, so that clients receive services in a way that best suits their needs. More about outcomes-focused regulation

Download the Handbook

  • To download or print part or all of Version 8 of the SRA Handbook, please visit Print/PDF centre.