SRA Transparency Rules


Introduction

These rules set out the information authorised firms, and individuals providing services to the public from outside authorised firms, should make available to clients and potential clients.

The rules aim to ensure people have accurate and relevant information about a solicitor or firm when they are considering purchasing legal services and will help members of the public and small businesses make informed choices, improving competition in the legal market.

This introduction does not form part of the SRA Transparency Rules.

SRA Transparency Rules

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Supplemental notes

Made by the SRA Board on 30 May 2018.

Made under section 31 of the Solicitors Act 1974, section 9 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985 and section 83 of, and Schedule 11 to, the Legal Services Act 2007.

You are reading current version in effect from 25 November 2019

Guidance

Risk factors in immigration work

Common risks that solicitors and firms face when they provide immigration services.

Publishing complaints procedure

The requirement to publish information on your website

Transparency in price and service

This guidance is to help you understand your obligations under our Transparency Rules.

Bogus law firms and identity theft

There are serious and continuing risks to the public arising from the activities of criminals and criminal gangs who are setting up bogus law firms or bogus branch offices of genuine law firms with the intention, usually, of stealing mortgage loans.

Transparency rules

These aim to make sure individual and business consumers have the information they need to make an informed choice of legal services provider.