The SRA Handbook is no longer in effect. It was replaced by the SRA Standards and Regulations on 25 November 2019.

SRA Handbook

Commencement, transitional provisions and repeals

Version 21 of the Handbook was published on 06/12/2018. For more information, please click 'History' Above

Rule 27: Commencement, transitional provisions and repeals








From 31 March 2012, a legal services body which does not comply with Rule 8.5 above may be treated as an authorised body for the purposes of these rules and the SRA's regulatory arrangements, until 31 December 2012, at which time a legal services body shall be required to comply with Rule 8.5 in order to be authorised under these rules.


Unless the context otherwise requires, references in these rules to:


these rules, or a provision of these rules; and


the SRA Code of Conduct, rules, regulations or regulatory arrangements, or a provision of the same,

include a reference to the equivalent rules, regulations or provisions previously in force.