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About the SRA Handbook

The SRA Handbook sets out the standards and requirements we expect our regulated community to achieve and observe, for the benefit of the clients they serve and in the public interest.

Version 21 of the Handbook was published on 6 December 2018. Read release notes for Version 21, or choose from the options on the left to browse Version 21.

On 25 November 2019, we will replace the existing Handbook with the SRA Standards and Regulations. We have published a PDF of the new SRA Standards and Regulations to help firms and solicitors prepare.

Changes in Version 21

Version 21 includes the SRA Transparency Rules 2018. This is explained in the release notes for Version 21.

SRA Standards and Regulations beta version

Our new Standards and Regulations will come into effect on 25 November 2019. Access the new beta version, register to participate and give us your feedback on the experience.

Download the Handbook

  • To download or print part or all of Version 21 of the SRA Handbook, please visit Print/PDF centre.
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