Closed consultations

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Exercising the statutory power to pay the cost of firm interventions from the Compensation Fund

We invite you to comment on the SRA's plans to meet the costs of interventions from the Compensation Fund, utilising a statutory power granted in the Solicitors Act 1974 (as amended).

  • Start — 3 May 2013
  • End — 31 May 2013
  • Status — CLOSED, analysis of responses available

Read: Exercising the statutory power to pay the cost of firm interventions from the Compensation Fund

Indicative guidance on financial penalties

This consultation seeks views on the SRA's proposed guidance on the level of fine to impose in disciplinary matters.

  • Start — 25 January 2013
  • End — 19 April 2013
  • Status — CLOSED, analysis of responses available

Read: Indicative guidance on financial penalties

SRA Consultation on Handbook Amendments Relating to International Practice

This consultation sets out how the SRA intends to approach revisions to the SRA Handbook of regulatory provisions to take account of overseas and international practice.

  • Start — 14 December 2012
  • End — 14 March 2013
  • Status — CLOSED

Read: SRA Consultation on Handbook Amendments Relating to International Practice

Co-operation agreements

This consultation invites views on co-operation agreements where policy of entering into co-operation agreements, in appropriate cases, with witnesses to misconduct who may themselves have had some involvement in the wrongdoing

  • Start — 31 October 2012
  • End — 23 January 2013
  • Status — CLOSED, report on responses available

Read: Co-operation agreements

Red Tape Initiative: Removing unnecessary regulations and simplifying processes

This consultation seek views on our initial proposals to remove, curtail and simplify a number of processes and regulations that do not appear to benefit the public, and to ask where we can make further changes.

  • Start — 14 December 2012
  • End — 8 February 2013
  • Status — CLOSED, Report of responses available

Read: Red Tape Initiative: Removing unnecessary regulations and simplifying processes

The ban on referral fees in personal injury cases

This consultation invites views on our proposals for implementing the ban on referral fees in personal injury cases, which is set out in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) and is expected to come into effect in April 2013.

  • Start — 23 October 2012
  • End — 18 December 2012
  • Status — CLOSED, report on responses available

Read: The ban on referral fees in personal injury cases

Consultation on independent financial advice

This consultation deals with independent financial advice as part of the review of the requirements of the SRA Handbook and in light of the Financial Services Authority’s Retail Distribution Review.

  • Start — 31 July 2012
  • End — 10 September 2012
  • Status — CLOSED, report on responses available

Read: Consultation on independent financial advice

On the future of authorised professional firms

This consultation paper seeks views on potential changes to the regulation of authorised professional firms to resolve inconsistencies arising from the introduction of alternative business structures.

  • Start — 24 May 2012
  • End — 17 August 2012
  • Status — CLOSED

Read: On the future of authorised professional firms