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Meeting our standards for good qualifying work experience

Understand how your firm can meet our expected standard when offering qualifying work experience (QWE).

Solicitors and Compliance Officers for Legal Practice (COLPs) confirming qualifying work experience

Understand your obligations around confirming qualifying work experience (QWE) and how to comply with them. We may have regard to it when exercising our regulatory functions.

Transparency in price and service - Guidance

To help you understand your obligations under our Transparency Rules.

How we deal with money when we intervene (Statutory Trusts) - Guidance

To help you understand how we deal with money when we intervene into a firm.

European Lawyers practising in the UK - Guidance

How to practise in the UK as a European lawyer.

Registered Foreign Lawyers - Guidance

To enable foreign lawyers to understand when they need to become an RFL, who can become one and the obligations they have.

Approval of role holders - Guidance

How we approve persons to be managers, owners or compliance officers of firms we regulate.

Can my business be authorised? - Guidance

If your business needs to be authorised to provide legal services, or you have chosen to be authorised, this checklist provides a summary of the eligibility requirements.

Does your interest in a licensed body require approval?

An overview of our approach in determining whether a particular role or interest a person has in licensed body requires approval.

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

To help you understand how we will regulate reserved and non- reserved legal activity in an MDP.

UK's Exit from EU – the end of the implementation period and beyond

Following the UK's exit from the EU on 31 January 2020, this guidance is intended to explain our current understanding of the position of European lawyers

Use of non disclosure agreements (NDAs) - Warning notice

This reminds those we regulate of some of the key risks and issues when advising on the use of NDAs.

SRA consumer credit - Guidance

To help SRA authorised firms involved in credit related regulated activities understand the application of Part 20 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

Granting authority to withdraw residual client balances - Guidance

To help you understand how we make decisions to grant authorisation to a firm to withdraw residual client balances over £500.

Taking money for your firm's costs - Guidance

For all SRA-authorised firms and individuals that receive money and assets from clients and third parties and use that money to pay fees and disbursements.

Planning for and completing an accountant's report - Guidance

Advice to help reporting accountants and a firm’s senior managers/ COFA prepare for and complete an accountant’s report and statutory reporting obligations to us.

Firm closure due to financial difficulties - Case studies

These case studies should be read in conjuction with the guidance on Firm closures due to financial difficulties

Investment schemes - Warning notice

This warning notice sets out the dangers of becoming involved in and facilitating dubious investment schemes.

SRA investigations: Health issues and medical evidence - Guidance

Guidance: This guidance is to help you understand the approach we take to health issues which are raised by those we are investigating and the medical evidence which we might ask for.

Firm closures due to financial difficulties - Guidance

This guidance sets out our approach and the support we can provide to firms which are experiencing financial or other difficulties that threaten their ability to carry on trading.