The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) will be issuing new Standards and Regulations later this year which will replace the SRA Handbook and reduce it in length by about two-thirds.

It will have a new reduced set of principles, two separate Codes of Conduct - an individual solicitor code and a firm code - and simplified Account Rules with changes to the definition of client money and client account, and the introduction of third-party managed accounts.

The new rules also pave the way to solicitors working outside SRA-regulated entities and on a freelance basis.

This seminar will cover:

  • the key changes to the SRA Principles, SRA Codes and SRA Accounts Rules
  • the new forms of practice
  • the role of the compliance officers
  • an overview of your risk-based regulatory priorities

Seminar dates

  • Monday 16 September (fully booked)
  • Tuesday 1 October (fully booked)
  • Wednesday 9 October
  • Monday 28 October (fully booked)
  • Monday 11 November