The SRA Handbook is no longer in effect.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

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Rule 1: 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.

Guidance notes


The Glossary definition of "owner" relates to anyone holding a material interest, together with any person who is a partner in a partnership (including salaried partners) regardless of the extent of their interest.


When assessing whether a person is an owner with a "material interest", the calculation of the person's interest takes into account not only that person's interest, but also the interests of any associates. "Associates" is defined for these purposes in accordance with paragraph 5 to Schedule 13 of the LSA and includes relationships where the Act assumes a likelihood of influence such as employer over employee.