Ethics FAQs

For FAQs relating to the ban on referral fees in personal injury cases in effect from 1 April 2013, please see Referral fees FAQs.

For FAQs dealing with a broad range of other conduct matters, please read on.

Important: The guidance below was written and issued before the introduction of the SRA Handbook on 8 October 2011, and may refer to regulatory material that is no longer in effect. Although it may still be relevant, this guidance has not yet been reviewed in light of the wide-ranging regulatory changes implemented on 6 October. It will be reviewed and updated (or archived) in due course.

References in these FAQs to

  • "the Code" means the Solicitors' Code of Conduct 2007;
  • "the Accounts Rules" means the Solicitors' Accounts Rules 1998.

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Confidentiality

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Conflict of interests

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Solicitors' Accounts Rules

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Indemnity insurance

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Publicity

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Keeping the SRA informed

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Working overseas

Retainer

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Separate business

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Other questions

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