The SRA Handbook is no longer in effect.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

SRA Handbook

Regulatory information

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

[Not yet in force: Rule 4: Regulatory information


An authorised body must display in a prominent place on its website (or, in the case of a licensed body, the website relating to its legal services, if separate) its SRA number and the SRA's digital badge.


An authorised body's letterhead and e-mails must show its SRA authorisation number and the words "authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority".


A solicitor, an REL or RFL who is providing legal services to the public or a section of the public other than through a firm that is regulated by the SRA:


where they are not required to meet the MTC, must before engagement inform all clients of this fact and specify that alternative insurance arrangements are in place if this is the case (together with information about the cover this provides, if requested); and


where applicable, must inform all clients that they will not be eligible to apply for a grant from the SRA Compensation Fund.


Rule 4.3 does not apply to a solicitor, an REL or RFL that is working in an authorised non-SRA firm or a non-commercial body.]