Version 10 of the Handbook was published on 1 July 2014. For more information, please click "History" above.
These rules repeal the Solicitors' Investment Business Rules 1995.
These rules come into force on 1 December 2001.
From 31 March 2012 or the date on which an order made pursuant to section 69 of the LSA relating to the status of sole practitioners comes into force, whichever is the later, these rules shall have effect subject to the following amendments:
in the preamble the words "and recognised sole practitioners" shall be omitted.
The rules shall not apply to licensed bodies until such time as the Law Society is designated as a licensing authority under Part 1 of Schedule 10 to the Legal Services Act 2007 and all definitions shall be construed accordingly.
In these rules references in the preamble to the Rules being made under section 83 of the Legal Services Act 2007 shall have no effect until the Law Society is designated as a licensing authority under Part 1 to Schedule 10 of the Legal Services Act 2007."
The SRA Training Regulations, which regulate your two-year period of training to become a solicitor, changed as of 1 July 2014.
Choose this option if your training commenced on or after 1 July 2014. You will qualify under the Training Regulations 2014.
Choose this option if your training commenced before 1 July 2014. You will qualify under the Training Regulations 2011.