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.

31 October 2019

Ethics and what’s expected of you

It’s not the SRA that protects the public from rogue solicitors and law firms. It is the ethical choices underpinning the millions of decisions made by lawyers every day when no one is looking. Ethics is personal and while the SRA can set standards, guide conduct and provide the right framework and enforce robustly, it cannot watch over everyone all the time. Nor should it.

28 October 2019

SRA and the regulation of your personal life

The new scheme heralds a sharper focus by the SRA on declaring and upholding proper standards in the private lives of those within its regulatory reach.

Julie Norris

24 October 2019

Understanding the new SRA Principles and Code: the long read

In November 2015, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) published its position paper “Looking to the Future”, through which it committed to a phased review of the SRA Handbook and its overall approach to regulation. It was also at this stage that a new regulatory model, with two distinct strands, was first proposed.  This model sought, on the one hand, to regulate individuals through education and entry standards, on-going competence and ethical behaviours. On the other hand, it sought to regulate firms, with emphasis being on their systems and controls. 

Jessica Clay

22 October 2019

Reach for the StaRs!

Are we nearly there yet?

As most in the legal profession are now aware, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) will be launching its new set of Standards and Regulations (known now by many as the “StaRs”) on 25 November 2019.  The StaRs could herald a new era in legal regulation in which there will be a distinct shift in focus, both in terms of what the SRA considers to be its priorities as a regulator (of both individuals and firms), and in what the SRA expects of those it regulates.

Iain Miller

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Price Transparency

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Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace

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SRA Handbook 2019

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Dishonesty and Lack of Integrity

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Anti-Money Laundering

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Reporting Obligations

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Non-Disclosure Agreements

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Sanctions

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