Closed consultations

Consultations that have closed are listed below. When they are available, summaries and analyses of responses and policy decision announcements are included. For details, please follow the links.

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Closed consultations

Sole practice: modernising authorisation

We are seeking your views on our proposal to bring the process for authorising sole practitioner law firms in line with the way in which all other firms will be authorised.

  • Start—14 December 2010
  • End—8 March 2011
  • Status—CLOSED, An analysis of responses is now available

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Future client financial protection arrangements

You are invited to comment on our proposals for amendments to our client financial protection arrangements from October 2011.

These proposals follow on from the independent review of the current client financial protection arrangements undertaken for us by Charles River Associates (CRA).

  • Start—6 December 2010
  • End—28 February 2011
  • Status—CLOSED, Analysis of responses now available

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The Architecture of Change Part 2 – the new SRA Handbook – feedback and further consultation

This consultation is the last opportunity for comments on the SRA's new Handbook which will underpin the regulation of solicitors and law firms from October 2011.

  • Start—21 October 2010
  • End—13 January 2011
  • Status—CLOSED, An analysis of responses is now available.

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Legal Practice Course: policy on accreditation of prior learning (APL)

We are seeking your views on our proposals to allow exemptions from the Legal Practice Course (LPC) in specific circumstances.

  • Start—13 July 2010
  • End—21 October 2010
  • Status—CLOSED

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Joint Advocacy Group - Consultation paper on proposals for a quality assurance scheme for criminal advocates

The Joint Advocacy Group, established by the Bar Standards Board, the Solicitors Regulation Authority and ILEX Professional Standards, invites your comments on their proposals for a quality assurance scheme for criminal advocates.

  • Start—10 August 2010
  • End—12 November 2010
  • Status—CLOSED, analysis of responses available.

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