Guidance

Here you will find guidance to help you understand our requirements and how to meet our current Standards and Regulations.

Guidance on the SRA Standards and Regulations

Access to and disclosure of an incapacitated person's will

25 November 2019

Accountant's report and the exemption to obtain one

25 November 2019

Acting with integrity

25 November 2019

Adequate and appropriate indemnity insurance

25 November 2019

Approval of employment under s41 and s43 of the Solicitors Act 1974

25 November 2019

Can my business be authorised?

25 November 2019

Client care letters

25 November 2019

Closing down your practice

25 November 2019

Confidentiality of client information

25 November 2019

Conflicts of interest

25 November 2019

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

25 November 2019

Do I need to operate a client account?

25 November 2019

Does my business need to be authorised?

25 November 2019

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

25 November 2019

Does your interest in an ABS require SRA approval?

25 November 2019

Drafting and preparation of wills

25 November 2019

Engaging with online reviews

25 November 2019

European Lawyers practising in the UK

05 December 2019

Firm authorisation

25 November 2019

Firm risk assessments

25 November 2019

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

25 November 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

25 November 2019

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

25 November 2019

Helping you keep accurate client accounting records

25 November 2019

Identifying your client

25 November 2019

If we are investigating you

25 November 2019

Joint accounts and record keeping

25 November 2019

Law firms carrying on insurance distribution activities

25 November 2019

Legal Disciplinary Practices

25 November 2019

Multi-disciplinary practices: Regulation of non-reserved legal activity

25 November 2019

Not for profit sector - summary

25 November 2019

Offering inducements to potential clients or clients

25 November 2019

Planning for and completing an accountant's report

25 November 2019

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

25 November 2019

Public trust and confidence

25 November 2019

Publishing complaints procedure

25 November 2019

Putting matters right when things go wrong, and own interest conflicts

25 November 2019

Q&As on the ban of personal injury referral fees

03 December 2019

Registered Foreign Lawyers

25 November 2019

Reporting and notification obligations

25 November 2019

Reporting duties under the SRA Overseas Rules

25 November 2019

Responsibilities of COLPs and COFAs

25 November 2019

Risk factors in immigration work

25 November 2019

Sole practitioners and small firms regulatory starter pack

25 November 2019

SRA consumer credit

01 April 2016

Statement of our position regarding firms operating a client’s own account

25 November 2019

The Insurance Act 2015

25 November 2019

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

25 November 2019

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

25 November 2019

The SRA's approach to financial penalties

25 November 2019

Third-party managed accounts

25 November 2019

Transparency in price and service

25 November 2019

Unregulated organisations - Conflict and confidentiality

25 November 2019

Unregulated organisations - for employers of SRA-regulated lawyers

25 November 2019

Unregulated organisations - giving information to clients

25 November 2019

Vocational training for trainee solicitors

25 November 2019

When do I need a practising certificate?

25 November 2019