The SRA Handbook is no longer in effect.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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Version 3 of the Handbook was published on 20/04/2012. For more information, please click 'History' Above

Rule 1: Authority


These Rules are made on 17 June 2011 by the Solicitors Regulation Authority Board under sections 37, 79 and 80 of the Solicitors Act 1974, section 9 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985, and paragraph 19 of Schedule 11 to the Legal Services Act 2007, with the approval of the Legal Services Board under paragraph 19 of Schedule 4 to the Legal Services Act 2007.


These Rules regulate indemnity provision in respect of the practices of solicitors, recognised bodies, RELs, RFLs, and licensed bodies in respect of their regulated activities and certain other European lawyers, carried on wholly or in part in England and Wales.