The SRA Handbook & Code of Conduct - 2019 Update
The Handbook has been substantially reduced in length and prescription and is being divided into two - with one code for individuals and another for regulated firms and entities.
Critically, and controversially, it will allow lawyers to offer services from outside the SRA-regulated net.
This webinar will consider the radical overhaul to the SRA Handbook and Code of Conduct with a focus on what to expect when it comes into force in April 2019.
In particular, the webinar will discuss the range of options open to firms, as well as individuals, to operate in innovative ways to meet the unmet legal need in the marketplace. Despite warnings of the dangers of under-regulation, it looks like this will be the way forward.
What You Will Learn
This webinar will cover the following:
- What does this change mean?
- The SRA's culture shift - new staff, new thinking
- 'Back to 6' - gone are the old Principles, along with Outcomes, Indicative Behaviours and OFR
- SRA Authorisation for individuals, wherever they work
- SRA Authorisation for entities - is it required anymore?
- Practical options for the future structure of practice
- Are there any merits in being SRA-regulated?
- The SRA logo - from 2019
- The New Handbook
- The 6 principles
- Expectations of individuals and firms
- Guidance - do you want more?
- Practical Responses - Delivering the Regulator's new expectations
- Restrictions and duties on individuals
- Practical ways to avoid SRA regulation for entities
- 9 (or more) practical options
- The advantages of SRA regulation - will clients care?
This pre-recorded webinar will be streamed at 12:30pm on Tuesday 21st May 2019 and will remain available to view by delegates who have registered by then for 90 days.