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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.

Transparency in price and service - Guidance

To help you understand your obligations under our Transparency Rules.

Governments Technical Notice on the impact of a no deal EU exit scenario on EU lawyers practising in the UK - Guidance

To help you understand the potential impact on RELs, other European Lawyers and law firms of a ‘no deal’ EU exit and future options.

UK's Exit from EU – Possible non-negotiated outcome at end of transition period (31 December 2020) - Guidance

Sets out our current understanding of some of the implications should the UK and the EU fail to reach an agreement during the transition period to 31 December 2020.

Conflicts of interest - Guidance

To help you to understand your obligations in relation to conflicts.

Unsolicited approaches (advertising) to members of the public - Guidance

To explain that although advertising to the public is permitted under our rules, subject to certain conditions, you must also consider your wider obligations under applicable law.

European Lawyers practising in the UK - Guidance

How to practise in the UK as a European lawyer.

Q&As on the ban of personal injury referral fees - Guidance

Sets out common Q and As on the ban on referral fees in personal injury actions introduced by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.

Holiday sickness claims - Warning notice

This warning notice sets out our concerns about acting in personal injury cases, particularly holiday sickness claims.

The SRA's approach to financial penalties - Guidance

A guide for our decision makers to assist them in arriving at an appropriate financial penalty for the individuals and firms we regulate.

Sole practitioners and small firms regulatory starter pack - Guidance

This starter pack provides help and support to practitioners looking to establish their own business.

On-site investigations (inspections) - Guidance

To help you understand how we make the decision to conduct an on-site inspection and what is expected from you.

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

Understand in what circumstances under Rule 10 of the SRA Accounts Rules you can operate a client’s own personal bank account as signatory.

Offensive communications - Warning notice

This warning notice explains the importance of making sure that your communications are always professional, lawful and do not cause offense.

Tax avoidance your duties - Warning notice

This reminds those advising clients about their tax affairs about the importance of understanding their regulatory obligations.