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Consultations

We value the views of our stakeholders. Any open consultations are listed below. For full details, or to find out how to participate, follow the links. If no open consultations are listed, please return at a later date or subscribe to SRA consultation alerts.

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Open consultations

Red Tape Initiative: Residual client balances

This consultation seeks views on proposals to amend the SRA Account Rules 2011 relating to how practitioners deal with client money they are unable to return to clients at the end of a matter (residual client balances), including the processes surrounding the withdrawal of such funds and the basis for distribution to charities.

  • Start—31 March 2014
  • End—26 May 2014
  • Status—OPEN

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Annual keeping of the roll exercise

We seek your views on proposals to remove the unnecessary and over burdensome process which requires solicitors who do not hold practising certificates to complete a yearly online application and pay a fee if they wish their name to remain on the roll of solicitors.

  • Start—31 March 2014
  • End—26 May 2014
  • Status—OPEN

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