SRA Standards and Regulations

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SRA Overseas and Cross-border Practice Rules

Rule 2

Overseas Principles

You act: in a way that upholds the constitutional principle of the rule of law and the proper administration of justice in England and Wales. in a way that upholds public trust and confidence in the solicitors' profession of England and Wales and in legal services provided by authorised persons. with independence. with honesty. with integrity. in a way that encourages equality, diversity and...
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SRA Overseas and Cross-border Practice Rules

Rule 3

Dealings with client money

In all dealings you have with client money (overseas) you must: safeguard client money and assets entrusted to you; keep client money (overseas), separate from money which belongs to you; on receipt, pay client money (overseas) promptly into, and hold it in, an overseas client account, unless: to do so would conflict with your obligations under local law or regulation or with any obligation...
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SRA Code of Conduct for Firms

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Compliance and business systems

You have effective governance structures, arrangements, systems and controls in place that ensure: you comply with all the SRA's regulatory arrangements, as well as with other regulatory and legislative requirements, which apply to you; your managers and employees comply with the SRA's regulatory arrangements which apply to them; your managers and interest holders and those you employ...
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SRA Code of Conduct for Firms

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Cooperation and accountability

You keep up to date with and follow the law and regulation governing the way you work. You cooperate with the SRA, other regulators, ombudsmen and those bodies with a role overseeing and supervising the delivery of, or investigating concerns in relation to, legal services. You respond promptly to the SRA and: provide full and accurate explanations, information and documentation in response to...
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SRA Code of Conduct for Firms

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Managers in SRA authorised firms

If you are a manager, you are responsible for compliance by your firm with this Code. This responsibility is joint and several if you share management responsibility with other managers of the firm.
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SRA Authorisation of Firms Rules

Rule 7

Payment of periodical fees

Every authorised body must pay to the SRA a periodical fee in the amount, and by the date prescribed.
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SRA Authorisation of Firms Rules

Rule 10

Restrictions on employment and remuneration of certain individuals

An authorised body must not employ or remunerate, or permit to be a manager, owner or interest holder of the body, a person: who is subject to an order under section 43 of the SA, without the SRA's written permission; whose name has been struck off the roll, or who is suspended from practising as a solicitor, without the SRA's written permission; in respect of whom there is a direction in...
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SRA Authorisation of Firms Rules

Rule 14

Loss of eligibility

If the last remaining legally qualified manager of an authorised body whose role ensures the body's compliance with the eligibility requirements for its authorisation under rule 1: is sentenced to imprisonment; becomes unable to carry on their role because of incapacity; abandons the business; is made subject to a restriction, condition or other regulatory decision by the SRA or another...
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SRA Authorisation of Firms Rules

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Annex 2: Professional services

The professional services referred to in rule 6.1(b) are: Alternative dispute resolution. Financial services. Estate agency. Management consultancy. Company secretarial services. Other professional and specialist business support services including human resources, recruitment, systems support, outsourcing, transcription and translating. Acting as a parliamentary agent. Practising as a lawyer...
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SRA Assessment of Character and Suitability Rules

Rule 2

Assessment

When considering your character and suitability, the SRA will take into account the overriding need to: protect the public and the public interest; and maintain public trust and confidence in the solicitors' profession and in legal services provided by authorised persons. In doing so, the SRA will take into account the nature of your role, and your individual circumstances, on a case by case...