SRA Renewals 2021 - Serious Breach, Practising Conditions & More
Under the new Standards and Regulations, solicitors are required to report serious breaches to the SRA; a requirement that replaces material breach.
This virtual classroom seminar provides a discussion of the new concept of serious breach, the policy development behind the new requirement, and the difference in the new reporting arrangements.
This essential look at reporting also explains the links between serious breaches and the annual practising certificate renewals process. Annual renewal is both largest information gathering exercise conducted by the SRA, and a major source of regulatory action; being the driver for practising certificate and firm conditions.
With an in-depth look at common concerns in renewals and anticipated for this year; we will also discuss the transition from Registered European Lawyer to Registered Foreign Lawyer post-Brexit and cover the SRA’s latest position on renewal for freelance solicitors.
This seminar is now in its eighth year and is aimed at COLPs, COFAs, Compliance Officers, and those with responsibility for SRA renewals.
You can expect an engaging, interactive session with exercises designed to stimulate learning. Whilst this is a practical session, it is also a safe environment and you will not be expected to discuss compliance at your own firm.
What You Will Learn
This live and interactive session will cover the following:
- The concept of serious breach and the reporting requirements;
- The 2021 renewals process, what usually happens and changes for this year, including the latest information on renewal requirements for freelance solicitors;
- Information you and your firm need to provide;
- The SRA’s risk processes and how they will use the information you report - whether on annual renewal or as a serious breach;
- Guidance on the latest position regarding practising arrangements for RFLs and RELs post-Brexit;
- Conditions on firm recognition and practising certificates:
- Common conditions - how and when they occur;
- Extra requirements within the renewals process;
- How to manage conditions within your firm.
- Anticipated future renewals and reporting developments for 2022 and beyond, including analysis of the impact of both Brexit and the Standards and Regulations so far.
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.