Latest news releases

Solicitors regulator takes Pride in a modern legal profession

22 May 2017

For the third year running, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) will be supporting the Birmingham and London Pride festivals. Read more

SRA announces new solicitors assessment to guarantee high standards

25 April 2017

We will be introducing an independent assessment, the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), to make sure all solicitors meet consistent, high standards at the point of entry to the profession. Read more

Cybersecurity issues central as experts agree firms should view them as a serious business risk

6 April 2017

We have brought together leading experts to discuss cybersecurity risks to coincide with our spring update to the Risk Outlook. Read more

Research looks at complaints handling

4 April 2017

We have commissioned independent research companies to begin carrying out research into how firms' handling of complaints can influence the quality of service clients receive. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

Scammers targeting law firms

8 March 2017

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

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. Read more

Professor Phil Shiner and the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

2 February 2017

Professor Phil Shiner of Public Interest Lawyers (PIL) has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) for professional misconduct in the Al-Sweady Inquiry. It also ordered him to pay interim costs of £250,000. Read more