Welcome to the latest issue of SRA Update. After the summer break, the next few months are looking busy as we enter the new legal year. Importantly, we are looking ahead to implementing our new Transparency Rules, aimed to help you connect with potential clients. By publicising more details about what services you offer, costs and timelines, as well as information about the people working at your firm, the public can make more informed choices when buying legal services. And of course this year’s Practising Certificate Renewal window opened yesterday (Monday 1 October) and runs until 31 October.
Yesterday also saw the introduction of new rules around the Insurance Distribution Directive, which probably affects seven out of ten firms. We would urge you to check whether you are one of them.