The SRA, through the Law Society, is a designated professional body under Part 20 of FSMA. This means that firms (including sole practices) authorised by us may carry on certain regulated financial services activities without being regulated by the FCA if they can meet the conditions in section 327 of FSMA.
The SRA Financial Services (Scope) Rules set out the scope of the regulated financial services activities that may be undertaken by firms authorised by us and not regulated by the FCA. These rules regulate the way in which firms carry on such exempt regulated financial services activities and the way in which firms that are dually regulated by us and the FCA carry on their non-mainstream regulated activities.
These rules do not apply to solicitors, RELs and RFLs practising outside firms that are authorised by us.
This introduction does not form part of the SRA Financial Services (Conduct of Business) Rules.
Part 1: Application
Part 2: Rules
Part 3: Insurance distribution activities
Part 4: Credit–related regulated financial services activities
Made by the SRA Board on 30 May 2018.
Made under section 31 of the Solicitors Act 1974, section 9 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985, section 83 of the Legal Services Act 2007 and section 332 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.