Press release archive for 2017
Concerns about how law firms handle personal injury claims, especially when dealing directly with third-party claims management companies (CMCs), have led to us issuing a revised warning notice.Research shows room for improvement in how law firms deal with complaints, 14 December 2017
We have published research on how law firms deal with the complaints they receive.
Money launderers hoping to infiltrate the profession continues to be a major problem, according to the autumn update of the Risk Outlook.SRA finalises new exam regulations while boosting qualifying work experience supervision, 15 November 2017
We have approved the regulations which bring into force the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) while making changes to bolster assurances around qualifying work experience. The SQE is a new assessment to make sure all those entering the profession meet consistent, high standards.SRA finalises three-year strategy after positive response, 09 November 2017
We have confirmed our three-year strategy, which focuses on high standards and choice for public and solicitors.
We have published research showing the progress made in creating a more diverse profession, yet highlighting the problem that women and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) solicitors still face career progression barriers.SRA asks for views on proposals to meet new European Insurance Distribution Directive, 24 October 2017
We are looking for views on our proposals to deal with the European Insurance Distribution Directive when it comes into force next year.
Better information on price and quality of service will help the public make better legal choices and law firms find new clients, according to proposals from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).SRA focuses on high standards in shorter Handbook, 27 September 2017
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is proposing a second phase of changes to its rules for solicitors to make them simpler and more focused on high standards, reducing the length of its Handbook by more than 300 pages.Solicitor tax work facing greater scrutiny, 21 September 2017
Solicitors providing tax planning services could face greater scrutiny from both ourselves and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) as the Government looks to clamp down on "aggressive" tax avoidance schemes.