Press release archive for 2017


Research looks at criminal advocacy, 30 June 2017

The judiciary will be asked its opinions on the quality of criminal advocacy in research commissioned jointly by us and the Bar Standards Board (BSB).

SRA responds to CMA report, 29 June 2017

We have responded to the recommendations of the Competition and Market Authority (CMA) for legal services, setting out how we are progressing reforms to make the market more open and competitive.

Opportunities for law firms to tackle unmet legal need, 28 June 2017

The opportunities for law firms to reach out to potential clients are outlined in a new paper we have published.

SRA looks at the public's experience of conveyancing, 26 June 2017

We will be researching the experiences of people who have used conveyancing services offered by solicitors.

SRA issues a further warning on investment schemes, 23 June 2017

We have issued a further Warning Notice about solicitor involvement in fraudulent investment schemes.

SRA highlights publication of Treasury money laundering regulations, 23 June 2017

We are working on new guidance for law firms, which we aim to publish shortly, following the announcement of new money laundering regulations by the Treasury.

SRA sets out progress in Annual Review, 22 June 2017

The progress we have made in maintaining professional standards, protecting clients and delivering its objectives has been set out in our Annual Review.

SRA tender to deliver the SQE, 15 June 2017

We have today published the tender documents for the first phase of the sourcing process to appoint an assessment organisation to work with us to develop and deliver the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).

SRA commits to new clearer Handbook promoting high standards and choice, 13 June 2017

Today we have announced changes that will help drive high professional standards, remove unnecessary bureaucracy and free up solicitors to work in new markets.


SRA marks International Transgender Day of Visibility with initiative on transgender-positive workplaces in the legal sector, 31 March 2017

We are calling on law firms to help to create transgender-positive workplaces, and are sharing real-life stories to help them achieve this.

A Question of Trust - full consultation findings published , 30 March 2017

We have published the detailed findings of our consultation about what should happen if a solicitor falls short of expected standards. The publication of all the material and raw data means that others can now analyse the information and use for their own research.

SRA proposals could create more opportunities, 24 March 2017

Our proposals to introduce a centralised assessment for would-be solicitors could lead to improved diversity in the profession and increased social mobility, a new report says.

Legal regulator sets out vision to help £380m Welsh legal sector thrive, 9 March 2017

The Chair of the Solicitors Regulation Authority has set out how she wants to help the Welsh legal sector grow, providing affordable, accessible services for the public and supporting the Welsh economy.

Scammers targeting law firms, 8 March 2017

Solicitor firms are being targeted by scammers who want to infiltrate IT systems.

SRA publishes family law research, 2 March 2017

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has published independent research exploring the experiences of potentially vulnerable people using family law services.

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