SRA Standards and Regulations 2019

The SRA will be launching its new set of Standards and Regulations (“StaRs”) on 25 November 2019. Over the next few weeks, our blog series will share our insight into some of the more interesting aspects of the StaRs, including looking at the more subtle changes, in relation to underlying policy and overall regulatory approach.

21 November 2019

StaRs: Time to prioritise, but not to panic

The introduction of the SRA Standards and Regulations (StaRs) on 25 November 2019 brings with it a number of changes to the legal regulatory landscape, as set out by my colleagues in previous blogs in this series. Change is not always something we welcome with open arms, especially when busy workloads leave little time for us to take stock. This, however, is a real opportunity to do just that; review your firm’s current systems, processes and approach to complying with its regulatory obligations, and reflect on your own practice, and improve these for the better.

Charlotte Judd

20 November 2019

StaRs: The new ‘freelance’ solicitor: practical aspects and our predictions

The SRA Standards and Regulations (StaRs) were over four years in the making and whilst many of the changes they introduced are more noticeable in form, rather than in (any new) substance, the same cannot be said for the provisions which widen the legal market by liberalising the ways in which solicitors can practise.  One such notable change is the widening of the scope within which solicitors can practise on their own and the creation of a new type of solicitor: the ‘SRA-regulated independent solicitor’ (or, ‘freelancer’).

Sian Jones

13 November 2019

The new Solicitors Accounts Rules: what has changed?

This edition of our series of blogs on the new Standards and Regulations looks at the key changes to the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules.

 

Sophie Bolzonello

8 November 2019

StaRs: Stand up and be accountable

In this blog in our series about the new SRA Standards and Regulations (StaRs), Shannett Thompson blogs about accountability - including the need to exercise judgement independently, be prepared to be held accountable for the way in which it is exercised; and ensure it is documented.

Shannett Thompson

5 November 2019

StaRs: Reporting concerns - understanding your obligations

In the second blog in this series, we referred to the cooperating and reporting obligations in the new Codes of Conduct being notably different, when compared to corresponding provisions in the 2011 Code of Conduct and to other rules and regulations in the 2011 Handbook. 

Iain Miller

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