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.

Version 15 of the Handbook was published on 1 November 2015. Read release notes for Version 15, or choose from the options on the left to browse Version 15.

Changes in Version 15

Version 15 includes changes in the following areas: separate businesses; activities of a recognised body or recognised sole practice; accounts and overseas practice; authorisation of sole practitioners; training regulations – apprenticeship pathway; Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme; financial services – consumer credit activities; insolvency practice. For details, read release notes for Version 15.

Download the Handbook

  • To download or print part or all of Version 15 of the SRA Handbook, please visit Print/PDF centre.