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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Review of the minimum salary requirement for trainee solicitors

We are seeking your views on the SRA's role in the setting of a minimum salary for trainee solicitors and the potential impact of deregulation in this area.

  • Start — 12 January 2012
  • End — 10 April 2012
  • Status — CLOSED

Read: Review of the minimum salary requirement for trainee solicitors

The regulation of international practice

We are seeking your views on our proposed approach to international regulation.

  • Start — 8 November 2011
  • End — 15 February 2012
  • Status — CLOSED, Analysis of responses in progress

Read: The regulation of international practice

SRA financial protection review

We are consulting on the implementation, in October 2012, of the changes to the arrangements for compulsory professional indemnity insurance (PII) announced in our policy statement in April 2011.

  • Start — 25 October 2011
  • End — 17 January 2012
  • Status — CLOSED, A report on responses is available.

Read: SRA financial protection review

Joint Advocacy Group consultation on regulatory changes to support the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (Crime)

We seek your views on proposed regulatory amendments required to embed the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (Crime) within the regulatory framework.

  • Start — 15 August 2011
  • End — 7 November 2011
  • Status — CLOSED, Analysis of responses in progress

Read: Joint Advocacy Group consultation on regulatory changes to support the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (Crime)

Realignment of the Higher Rights of Audience Regulations in relation to higher rights of audience and the aims of the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme

The current drafting of the Higher Rights of Audience Regulations 2010 enables internationally qualified lawyers to seek recognition of their international (or intra-UK) higher rights qualifications by providing the SRA with evidence of their practical experience and qualifications gained outside of England and Wales.

We seek your views on our aim to close this option.

  • Start — 16 August 2011
  • End — 11 October 2011
  • Status — CLOSED

Read: Realignment of the Higher Rights of Audience Regulations in relation to higher rights of audience and the aims of the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme

SRA Equality Framework and Engagement Strategy for 2011/12

We will publish our new Equality Framework and our Engagement Strategy this summer. This consultation is an opportunity to comment on our equality objectives, proposals for publishing equality information and our engagement strategy.

  • Start — 8 March 2011
  • End — 8 June 2011
  • Status — CLOSED, An analysis of responses is in progress

Read: SRA Equality Framework and Engagement Strategy for 2011/12

Alternative business structures fee structure

We are seeking your views on the fee structure for alternative business structures (ABS).

  • Start — 17 March 2011
  • End — 29 April 2011
  • Status — CLOSED

Read: Alternative business structures fee structure

Sole practice: modernising authorisation

We are seeking your views on our proposal to bring the process for authorising sole practitioner law firms in line with the way in which all other firms will be authorised.

  • Start — 14 December 2010
  • End — 8 March 2011
  • Status — CLOSED, An analysis of responses is now available

Read: Sole practice: modernising authorisation