The SRA Handbook is no longer in effect. It was replaced by the SRA Standards and Regulations on 25 November 2019.
Interpretation and transitional provisions
Version 21 of the Handbook was published on 06/12/2018. For more information, please click 'History' Above
Part 3: Interpretation and transitional provisions
Rule 10: Interpretation
The SRA Handbook Glossary 2012 shall apply and, unless the context otherwise requires:
all italicised terms shall be defined; and
all terms shall be interpreted,
in accordance with the Glossary.
Rule 11: Transitional Provisions
These rules shall not apply to licensed bodies until such time as the Society is designated as a licensing authority under Part 1 of Schedule 10 to the LSA and all definitions shall be construed accordingly.
References in the preamble to the rules being made under section 83 of the Legal Services Act 2007 shall have no effect until such time as the Society is designated as a licensing authority under Part 1 of Schedule 10 to the LSA.