Closed consultations

Consultations that have closed are listed below. When they are available, summaries and analyses of responses and policy decision announcements are included. For details, please follow the links.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Fourth consultation on the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (Crime)

The purpose of this consultation is to set out the revisions made to the scheme following the previous consultation (closed in November 2011) and as a result of further discussions with all interested parties, including the judiciary, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Criminal Bar Association and the Solicitors Association for Higher Court Advocates, and to seek views on the practicalities of the scheme.

  • Start — 12 July 2012
  • End — 9 October 2012
  • Status — CLOSED

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Changes to rules 4 and 22 of the SRA Practice Framework Rules in respect of the link with section 15 of the Legal Services Act for in-house practice

We are seeking views on our proposal to amend rule 4.1 of the Practice Framework Rules to provide clarification on the link between the rule and section 15 of the LSA.

  • Start — 26 March 2012
  • End — 23 April 2012
  • Status — CLOSED, You can download an analysis of responses to this consultation

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