SRA Standards and Regulations

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SRA Financial Services (Conduct of Business) Rules

Rule 5

Record of commissions

Where you receive commission which is attributable to your regulated financial services activities, you must keep a record of: the amount of the commission; and how you have accounted to the client.
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The prescribed organisations and terms under which Solicitors, RELs and RFLs are allowed to hold client money in their own name

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Client money must be kept separate

You keep client money separate from money belonging to you or the Prescribed Organisation. You ensure that you allocate promptly any funds from mixed payments you receive to the correct client account or any other accounts operated by the Prescribed Organisation. Where you are holding client money and some or all of that money will be used to pay your costs: you must give a bill of costs, or...
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SRA Indemnity Insurance Rules

Rule 8

Use of information

Each authorised body must notify the SRA (or such person as the SRA may notify to the authorised body from time to time) and its participating insurer in writing as soon as reasonably practicable and in any event no later than five business days after the date on which: the authorised body enters an extended policy period; the authorised body has entered the cessation period; and where the...
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SRA Indemnity Insurance Rules

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Special provisions for RELs

If: one or more of the principals of an insured firm are RELs who claim that professional indemnity insurance, or a professional indemnity fund, under their home professional rules provides the insured firm's practice with professional indemnity cover in all respects equivalent in its conditions and extent to that which would be provided under the MTC (Full Home State Cover); no more than 25%...
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SRA Education, Training and Assessment Provider Regulations

Regulation 6

Higher rights of audience assessment providers

Only an organisation approved by the SRA may provide assessments in higher courts civil advocacy and higher courts criminal advocacy conferring a higher courts advocacy qualification. An organisation may apply to the SRA in such manner as may be prescribed to be approved to provide such assessments. The SRA may, in relation to an application for approval: grant the application, subject to such...
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SRA Assessment of Character and Suitability Rules

Rule 3

Criminal conduct

The SRA will consider criminal conduct when assessing your character and suitability, in accordance with Table 1 below, subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions Order) 1975 and bearing in mind the public interest in supporting the rehabilitation of offenders. For the avoidance of doubt, Table 1 is a non-exhaustive list. Table...
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SRA Assessment of Character and Suitability Rules

Rule 6

Disclosure and evidential requirements

Subject to rule 6.3 below, on making an application under any of the provisions set out in rule 1.1, you must disclose all matters, wherever they have taken place (including overseas), which are relevant to the SRA's assessment of your character and suitability, including, where practicable, any information set out in Table 4 which is relevant to the matter in question. On making an...
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SRA Application, Notice, Review and Appeal Rules

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Education, Training and Assessment providers

As set out in the SRA Education, Training and Assessment Provider Regulations: A decision made under regulation 1.4(b) or 2.3(b) to refuse to grant approved education provider, authorised education provider or authorised training provider status. A decision made under regulation 1.4(a) or 2.3(a) to grant the application for approval or authorisation subject to such conditions and for such...
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SRA Authorisation of Firms Rules

Rule 11

Information return and notification events

An authorised body must complete and deliver to the SRA an annual return by the date and in the form prescribed.
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SRA Code of Conduct for Firms

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Service and competence

You only act for clients on instructions from the client, or from someone properly authorised to provide instructions on their behalf. If you have reason to suspect that the instructions do not represent your client's wishes, you do not act unless you have satisfied yourself that they do. However, in circumstances where you have legal authority to act notwithstanding that it is not possible to...