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.

Changes in Version 21

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

New SRA Standards and Regulations

On 25 November, we will replace the SRA Handbook with the new SRA Standards and Regulations, which are available here now to help firms and solicitors prepare.

SRA Standards and Regulations online - beta version

Access the new SRA Standards and Regulations online on our beta website. Give us your feedback about the experience. Register to save your own online notes and bookmarks. 

Download the new SRA Standards and Regulations

You can also download a copy of the new SRA Standards and Regulations.

Download the Handbook

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