The SRA Handbook is no longer in effect. It was replaced by the SRA Standards and Regulations on 25 November 2019.
Definitions and interpretation
Version 21 of the Handbook was published on 06/12/2018. For more information, please click 'History' Above
Rule 3: Definitions and interpretation
The SRA Handbook Glossary 2012 (the Glossary) shall apply and unless the context otherwise requires:
all italicised terms shall be defined in accordance with the Glossary;
terms shall be interpreted in accordance with the Glossary;
a reference to a Rule is to a Rule forming part of these Rules, except in relation to Schedule 1 where a reference to a rule is to a rule in the Solicitors' Indemnity Rules 1999;
the Schedule to these Rules forms part of these Rules; and
these Rules will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law.