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Regulation


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Regulated population statistics

To provide our stakeholders with timely information about those we regulate, we publish key statistics about the population of solicitors and firms that we regulate. The statistics are updated monthly.


Regulated population statistics

To provide our stakeholders with timely information about those we regulate, we publish key statistics about the population of solicitors and firms that we regulate. The statistics are updated monthly.

Year one evaluation of our Standards and Regulations

This report provides some highlights of our one-year evaluation into the impact of the SRA Standards and Regulations, and sets out the immediate action that we intend to further support solicitors, their firms and their clients.

Review of the training records of solicitors practising in the youth court

Youth court practice is often more challenging than other areas because it involves vulnerable young people and children. We require solicitors practising in the youth court to meet the standards of advocacy we and the public expect.

Attitudes to regulation and compliance in legal services

On 6 October 2011, the Solicitors' Regulation Authority (SRA) began regulating solicitors and firms in a new way; moving from a more prescriptive and reactive approach to regulation to a more pro-active, risk-based outcomes-focused approach (OFR).

Regulation and Education Authorisation and Monitoring Activity 2015-2016

We have a statutory responsibility for the education and training of solicitors, as set out in the Solicitors Act 1974 and the Legal Services Act 2007.

Client Protection Review 2018/19 - Corporate reporting

If we know that people are at risk of receiving legal services from a dishonest solicitor, or it is, for some other reason, necessary to protect the interests of clients, we can take action and close down a firm or a solicitor's practice. We call this an intervention.

Better Information in the Legal Services Market

This report provides a summary of our wider evaluation into the impact of the SRA Transparency Rules, one year on from these being fully implemented.

Cyber Security - Thematic review

Thematic review: We wanted to know more about the experiences of firms that had been targeted by cybercriminals.

SRA Transparency Rules: Web sweep report

The SRA Transparency Rules came into force on 6 December 2018 and require firms to publish price and service information if they publish, as part of their usual business, the availability of certain common services.

Residential conveyancing - Thematic review

Thematic review: We carried out this thematic review to better understand how firms are delivering residential conveyancing services, and whether they are fulfilling their obligations to their clients.