Important: The FAQs below were written and published before the introduction of the SRA Handbook on 6 October 2011, and may refer to regulatory material that is no longer in effect. Although they may still be relevant, these FAQs have not yet been reviewed in light of the wide-ranging regulatory changes implemented on 6 October. They will be reviewed and updated (or archived) in due course.
What is an LDP?
An LDP or legal disciplinary practice is the phrase that David Clementi
used to describe the first new type of practice permitted by the Legal Services Act
. For consistency, we have continued to use the description. LDPs can be owned and managed by a combination of different types of lawyer
, and up to 25 per cent non-lawyers
. There can be no external ownership of an LDP.