The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Handbook 2011 is being laid to rest and replaced with the SRA Standards and Behaviours 2019 on 25 November 2019.

This webinar introduces the new rulebook and highlights key changes and risk areas that all solicitors should be aware of in advance of the new rules coming into force.

Originally broadcast on 28 October 2019, this webinar covers:

  • the structure of the Standards and Behaviours 2019
  • key changes, including:
    • two codes of conduct
    • where did all the rules go?
    • working outside of ‘traditional’ firms: freelancers and solicitors in commercial firms
  • how to prepare for the changes - training and supervision
  • traps for the unwary
  • SRA guidance

Speaker:

Gregory Treverton Jones QC, 39 Essex Chambers

Greg specialises in regulatory and disciplinary issues concerning legal professionals. He has appeared in many of the leading cases on the topic, both for the regulators and respondents, although most of his work nowadays is on behalf of those facing regulatory investigations or disciplinary proceedings. He has been described in Chambers & Partners as the leading defence advocate in solicitors’ disciplinary cases.

He is co-author of successive editions of The Solicitor’s Handbook (2008 - 2019), co-author of Disciplinary and Regulatory Proceedings (9th edition, 2017) and is an editor of Cordery on Legal Services. He has an extensive advisory practice, concerning all aspects of legal regulation. Greg is recommended in Chambers & Partners for professional discipline (band 1) and the Legal 500 2019 for professional discipline and regulatory law (tier 1).

Susanna Heley, partner, RadcliffesLeBrasseur

Susanna is a partner in RadcliffesLeBrasseur specialising in solicitors’ regulation. A regular advocate before the SRA and SDT, Susanna is a co-author of The Solicitors Handbook2019 with Greg Treverton Jones QC, Nigel West and Robert Forman and The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal with Nigel West.

This webinar is discounted by 20% for Law Management Section members.