the standards and requirements we expect our regulated community to achieve and observe, for the benefit of the clients they serve and in the public interest.
The index will help you find where various themes occur across the Standards and Regulations.
The fundamental tenets of ethical behaviour that we, the SRA, expect of those that we regulate.
The standards that we, the SRA, and the public expect of individuals (solicitors, registered European lawyers and registered foreign lawyers).
The standards and business controls that we, the SRA, and the public expect of firms (including sole practices).
Our requirements for when firms (including sole practices) authorised by us receive or deal with money belonging to clients.
Our processes for handling applications made to us and the process for internal reviews and external appeals against our decisions.
Our criteria for assessing character and suitability.
Our arrangements for authorising firms, including recognised bodies, licensed bodies and recognised sole practices.
Our arrangements for authorising individuals as solicitors, RELs and RFLs.
Our requirements for organisations which provide or intend to provide education and training.
The scope of the regulated financial services activities that may be undertaken by firms we authorise.
Our rules for firms we authorise who are permitted to undertake regulated financial services activities.
The standards we, the SRA, expect of regulated individuals and firms when practising overseas.
How we investigate and take disciplinary and regulatory action.
Our obligations relating to any money we take possession of after an intervention.
The nature and contents of the registers and the roll that we are required to keep.
The information which should be made available to clients and potential clients.
Our rules to enact the indemnity rules
Our rules to govern the operation of the Solicitors Indemnity Fund.