Version 1 of the Handbook was published on 16 September 2011, and was superseded by Version 2 on 23 December 2011. For more information, click "History" above.
The following persons, namely:
solicitors, former solicitors, RELs, persons formerly practising as RELs, RFLs practising in partnership with solicitors or RELs, persons formerly practising as RFLs in partnership with solicitors or RELs, non-registered European lawyers practising in partnership with RELs, and persons formerly practising as non-registered European lawyers in partnership with RELs;
employees and former employees of the above;
recognised bodies and former recognised bodies;
officers and employees and former officers and employees of recognised bodies and former recognised bodies;
licensed bodies and former licensed bodies in respect of their regulated activities; and
regulated persons, including officers and employees and former officers and employees of licensed bodies,
shall be provided with indemnity out of the fund against loss arising from claims in respect of civil liability incurred in private practice in their aforesaid capacities or former capacities in the manner set out in Rule 10 and in the circumstances, to the extent and subject to the conditions and exclusions set out in Part II of these Rules and not otherwise.
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.