The SRA Handbook is no longer in effect.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

SRA Handbook


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Version 10 of the Handbook was published on 01/07/2014. For more information, please click 'History' Above

Part 1: Interpretation

Regulation 1: Interpretation and definitions


The SRA Handbook Glossary 2012 shall apply and, unless the context otherwise requires:


all italicised terms shall be defined; and


all terms within these regulations shall be interpreted;

in accordance with the Glossary.

Regulation 2: Application of these regulations


These regulations apply to your obligations regarding CPD.


All solicitors and RELs are required to undertake CPD. Non-compliance could lead to disciplinary procedures and/or delays in the issue of your practising certificate.


These regulations do not apply to RFLs.