The SRA Handbook is no longer in effect.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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Part 5: Interpretation and transitional provisions
Regulation 18: 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.
Regulation 19: Transitional provisions
In these regulations references to licensed bodies 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 and all definitions shall be construed accordingly.
Until such time as the Society is designated as a licensing authority under Part 1 of Schedule 10 to the LSA, references in Regulation 3.1(a) to compliance officers of a licensed body (3.1(a)(iii)) or of an authorised body (3.1(a)(vii) and (viii)) 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 the reference in Regulation 3.1(a)(viii) to revocation or suspension under the SRA Authorisation Rules shall have no effect.
From 31 March 2012, a recognised sole practitioner who does not comply with regulation 4.8 above may be treated as being in compliance for the purposes of that regulation and the SRA's regulatory arrangements, until 31 December 2012, at which time the recognised sole practitioner shall be required to comply with regulation 4.8.