Press release archive for 2019







SQE1 pilot "successfully achieves its purpose", 31 July 2019

A pilot to test the first part of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination - known as SQE1 - has shown that it is on course to be a valid, rigorous assessment, while also highlighting the need for more work to see if a skills assessment is appropriate in the first stage of the exam.

Small businesses left to fight their own legal corner, 29 July 2019

Two-fifths of small and medium businesses in England and Wales believe that legal advice is reserved for big businesses or those that can afford it, according to a recent survey by Nesta Challenges to mark the launch of the Legal Access Challenge.

Report outlines SRA action taken to uphold standards, 25 July 2019

We have published a new report outlining the investigation, supervision and enforcement work we carry out.

Proposed fee levels to remain the same, 18 July 2019

Individual practising fee levels for 2019/20 should remain at the same level, our Board has decided.

Law firms improving customer service and complaints handling, 09 July 2019

Data released today suggests law firms are getting better at resolving complaints made to firms, while most clients say they are happy with the quality of service from firms.

Strong interest in Legal Access Challenge as collaboration group takes off, 08 July 2019

With just over one month to go to the application deadline on 11 August, the Legal Access Challenge has confirmed that it has already received more than 85 expressions of interests in applying for funding, including from entrepreneurs, legal professionals, technologists, law schools and charities.

Solicitors adapt to professional development changes, 02 July 2019

The introduction of revised approach to maintaining and developing skills among solicitors has been well received by law firms.