Consultations

We value the views of our stakeholders. Any open consultations are listed below. For full details, or to find out how to participate, follow the links. If no open consultations are listed, please return at a later date or subscribe to SRA consultation alerts.

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Open consultations

Looking to the Future - flexibility and public protection

A phased review of the SRA Handbook and our regulatory approach - Principles, Code of Conduct and Practice Framework Rules.

  • Start—1 June 2016
  • End—21 September 2016
  • Status—OPEN

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Looking to the Future: Accounts Rules review

Our regulatory reform programme includes a review of the SRA Accounts Rules 2011 ('the Accounts Rules'), which govern the handling of client money by those we regulate. The core purpose of the Accounts Rules is to ensure that money belonging to clients is kept safe. Our objective is to rationalise and simplify the rules. We aim to remove any unnecessary restrictions, prescription and detail while, at the same time, maintaining appropriate consumer protections. We have followed the same drafting principles as for our wider review of our Handbook.

  • Start—1 June 2016
  • End—21 September 2016
  • Status—OPEN

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Removing barriers to switching regulators

We are proposing to amend our Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) requirements to remove a significant barrier to firms who wish to leave SRA regulation to be regulated by another Approved Regulator.

  • Start—21 April 2016
  • End—14 July 2016
  • Status—OPEN

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