SRA Standards and Regulations

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The SRA Standards and Regulations (STARs) include seven Principles and two short Codes of Conduct - “light touch” regulation but the burden of making the right decisions has increased.

Our SRA Standards & Regulations course covers everything law firm staff need to understand and comply with their obligations.

Course Content

The ‘new’ SRA Standards and Regulations (STARs) have been in full force since 25 November 2019. Seven Principles instead of ten, and two very short Codes of Conduct – regulation with a “light touch” may mean fewer rules, but the burden of making the right decisions and doing the right things has almost certainly increased.

This course provides everything solicitors and support staff need to know to make sure they fully understand their obligations and get to grips with the threats and opportunities of the new regime.

Content

We can tailor the session to suit your requirements. Possible topics include:

  • An outline of the new Rules
  • Your firm’s systems and procedures – what will the SRA expect?
  • New possibilities for firms and for individual solicitors
  • Reviewing and simplifying your terms and conditions
  • New insurance possibilities – ‘adequate and appropriate’ cover
  • SRA guidance on client care communications
  • The new definition of an “undertaking”
  • The new duty not to waste the court’s time
  • Reinforced duties for supervisors re the work and competence of their teams
  • Changes to the exceptions to the duty of disclosure to clients
  • Reporting obligations which may (or may not) be satisfied by notifying your COLP
  • The new duty to take remedial action if a client suffers loss/harm when things go wrong
  • The SRA ‘logo’ – what it signifies
  • Impact on legal professional privilege

Outcomes

As a result of attending the course, you will know:

  • The seven new Principles, including the new “honesty” principle
  • Your duties under the new Code of Conduct for Solicitors
  • Your firm’s duties under the new Code of Conduct for Firms
  • The key changes from the 2011 Solicitors’ Handbook
  • The SRA’s enforcement strategy
  • Your reporting duties under the new regime

SRA Standards and Regulations 2020 Live Online Course

To suit your requirements

Fee earners and support staff

Face-to-Face

For course details see Live Online.

SRA Standards and Regulations 2020 Face-to-Face Course

To suit your requirements

Fee earners and support staff

E-learning

On 25 November 2019 the SRA Standards and Regulations replaced the SRA Handbook. There are now seven Principles instead of ten, and two codes of conduct, one for Individuals and one for Firms. 

Our Standards and Regulations e-learning course provides everything solicitors, and support staff, need to know to make sure they fully understand their obligations under the new regime.

Content

The SRA Standards and Regulations came into force in November 2019. Applying to all regulated law firms and solicitors, these Standards and Regulations replace the previous 2011 SRA Handbook.

Our training includes:

  • An overview of the new regime
  • The new Principles
  • The Code of Conduct for Individuals
  • The Code of Conduct for Law Firms
  • A Quiz on the new SRA standards

Outcomes

As a result of completing this course you will know:

  • The seven new Principles for solicitors and law firms
  • Your duties under the new Code for Individuals
  • Your firm’s duties under the new Code for Firms
  • What has changed from the old 2011 Solicitors’ Handbook
  • How the Solicitors Regulation Authority will enforce the new Standards and Regulations
  • Your reporting duties under the new regime

This SRA Standards and Regulations training will ensure that all employees of a regulated law firm will have knowledge of the standards, and so remain compliant in their activities.

Delegates

Solicitors, Registered European Lawyers, Registered Foreign Lawyers, COLP, COFA, compliance teams and anyone who needs to understand lawyers’ duties under the new SRA Standards and Regulations.

SRA Standards and Regulations E-learning Course

90 minutes

Lawyers and support staff

£30 + VAT

Tutors

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Peter Kinch
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Trevor Hellawell

Testimonials

"Good - interactive exercises were engaging; time provided to think about the issues and discuss."
Hill Dickinson
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