SRA Authorisation of Firms Rules
TagsABSs Authorisation COLPs & COFAs Sole practitioners Other authorised roles & bodies Other topics about complaints & misconduct Fees Other regulation topics Supervision & compliance
GuidanceApproval of employment under s41 and s43 of the Solicitors Act 1974 - Guidance
Guidance: To explain how you can apply to us for our written permission to employ someone who has a control order or been suspended from practice.Legal Disciplinary Practices - Guidance
Guidance: To explain how existing LDPs with non-lawyer managers can remain as recognised bodies or elect to become licensed bodies.How we make our decision to authorise a firm - Guidance
Decision making: For those applying to us to authorise their business as an SRA regulated recognised sole practice, recognised body or licensed body.Approval of role holders - Guidance
Decision making: How we approve persons to be managers, owners or compliance officers of firms we regulate.Sole practitioners and small firms regulatory starter pack - Guidance
Guidance: This starter pack provides help and support to people who are looking to establish their business.Can my business be authorised? - Guidance
Guidance: If your business needs to be authorised to provide legal services, or you have chosen to be authorised, this checklist provides a summary of the eligibility requirements.Does my business need to be authorised? - Guidance
Guidance: This checklist will help you determine if your business requires authorisation.Does your interest in a licensed body require approval?
Guidance: An overview of our approach in determining whether a particular role or interest a person has in licensed body requires approval.Firm authorisation - Guidance
Guidance: If you wish to set up a business providing legal services, understand whether the business needs to be authorised by us and how this is done.Multi-disciplinary practices: Regulation of non-reserved legal activity - Guidance
Guidance: To help you understand how we will regulate reserved and non- reserved legal activity in an MDP.Responsibilities of COLPs and COFAs - Guidance
Guidance: To assist COLPs and COFAs in understanding their duties and responsibilities.Does my employer need to be authorised by an approved regulator? - Guidance
Guidance: A flow chart to assist solicitors, registered European lawyers and registered foreign lawyers in deciding whether their employer needs to be authorised under the Legal Services Act.Bringing criminal proceedings - Guidance
Decision making: Understand how and when we may bring criminal proceedings against those we regulate.