Guidance

Important: ‘Guidance on the SRA Standards and Regulations is intended for reference only until the 25 November 2019, when the new SRA Standard and Regulations come into effect.

Guidance on the SRA Standards and Regulations and SRA Handbook

Adequate and appropriate indemnity insurance

12 September 2019

Client care letters

23 July 2019

Acting with integrity

23 July 2019

Registered Foreign Lawyers

23 July 2019

Not for profit sector - summary

23 July 2019

Unregulated organisations - Conflict and confidentiality

23 July 2019

Unregulated organsiations - giving information to clients

23 July 2019

Unregulated organisations - for employers of SRA-regulated lawyers

23 July 2019

Guidance on the SRA's approach to equality, diversity and inclusion

23 July 2019

Firm authorisation

04 July 2019

Can my business be authorised?

04 July 2019

Does my business need to be authorised?

04 July 2019

Preparing to become a sole practitioner or an SRA-regulated freelance solicitor

04 July 2019

When do I need a practising certificate?

04 July 2019

Accountant's report and the exemption to obtain one

04 July 2019

Do I need to operate a client account?

04 July 2019

Helping you keep accurate client accounting records

04 July 2019

Joint accounts and record keeping

04 July 2019

Planning for and completing an accountant's report

04 July 2019

Third party managed accounts

04 July 2019

Government's Technical Notice on the impact of a 'no deal' EU exit scenario on EU lawyers practising in the UK

10 April 2019

Guidance note on the impact on exempt European lawyers of the Government’s Statutory Instrument on the basis of a ‘no deal’ EU exit scenario

10 December 2018

Publishing complaints procedure

15 November 2018

Transparency in price and service

06 December 2018

Engaging with online reviews

01 October 2018

Law firms carrying on insurance distribution activities

07 September 2018

The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017

02 March 2018

Third-party-managed accounts (TPMA)

06 December 2017

Anti money laundering

18 September 2017

Does my employer need to be authorised by an approved regulator?

12 September 2017

Transgender inclusion in the profession

30 March 2017

Accountant's report (AR1) and guidance for firms and accountants

01 August 2017

Access to and disclosure of an incapacitated person’s will

13 March 2017

Risk factors in immigration work

07 December 2016

The Insurance Act 2015 and consequential changes to the minimum terms and conditions of professional indemnity insurance

06 July 2016

European Lawyers practising in the UK

22 April 2016

SRA consumer credit

22 December 2015

Disclosure of client's confidential information

05 February 2016

Chapter 12 of the SRA Code of Conduct 2011 - the separate business rule (SBR)

21 October 2015

Professional Indemnity Insurance cover

14 July 2015

Offering inducements to potential clients or clients

13 April 2015

Protecting and maintaining client confidentiality

09 January 2015

Sole Practitioners and Small firms regulatory starter pack

08 January 2016

Withdrawal of residual client balances

31 October 2014

Do I need a practising certificate?

17 September 2014

Rights of audience in the Single Family Court

10 September 2014

Drafting and preparation of wills

11 July 2014

Your client's right to complain when instructing barristers

04 March 2014

Employer's solicitors attending HSE interviews with employees

05 February 2014

Does your interest in an ABS require SRA approval?

07 March 2014

Does your firm need to be authorised as an ABS?

20 November 2013

Suitability, LDPs, waivers, fees

12 July 2013

Closing down your practice

02 November 2015

The prohibition of referral fees in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) Sections 56-60

25 March 2013

NatWest and RBS account holders

26 June 2012

Form AR2 - accountant's report form for an overseas practice

18 February 2013

Notes for AR2 - accountant's report form for an overseas practice

05 January 2012

Dealing with claims for mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI)

04 January 2012

In-house lawyers, regulation and the Legal Services Act 2007

17 October 2011