The SRA Handbook is no longer in effect.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

SRA Handbook


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

Rule 2: Application


Where a firm is a licensed body, these rules apply only in respect of:


any reserved legal activity;


any non-reserved legal activity except, in relation to an MDP, any such activity that is excluded on the terms of the licence;


any other activity in respect of which the licensed body is regulated pursuant to Part 5 of the LSA.


Apart from rule 3 (status disclosure), these rules apply to:


firms which are not regulated by the FCA; and


firms which are regulated by the FCA but these rules only apply to such firms in respect of their non-mainstream regulated activities.