Client money and assets

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Glossary terms

client

means the person for whom you act and, where the context permits, includes prospective and former clients

in the SRA Financial Services (Scope) Rules, in relation to any regulated financial services activities carried on by an authorised body for a trust or the estate of a deceased person (including a controlled trust), means the trustees or personal representatives in their capacity as such and not any person who is a beneficiary under the trust or interested in the estate

financial benefit
includes any commission, discount or rebate, but does not include your fees or interest earned on any client account
asset

includes money, documents, wills, deeds, investments and other property

client money

has the meaning given in rule 2.1 of the SRA Accounts Rules

authorised body

means:

  1. a body that has been authorised by the SRA to practise as a licensed body or a recognised body; or
  2. a sole practitioner's practice that has been authorised by the SRA as a recognised sole practice
prescribed

means prescribed by the SRA from time to time