Latest news releases

Next steps for Board openness

The Chair of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Anna Bradley, has set out her plans to make sure its Board is working in an open way and is accountable to its core stakeholders.

Checks reveal law firms need to do more to comply with transparency rules

A review of law firms has found that almost one-in-five have made no effort to comply with rules to help the public understand law firm’s prices and services.

Fall in Compensation Fund contributions

The Compensation Fund contributions we set for the next practising year are set to fall.

Legal Access Challenge launched to encourage innovation

New research from Nesta Challenges reveals six in ten (58%) people in England and Wales think the legal system is not set up for ordinary people, with the vast majority wanting it to be easier for people to access legal support.

2017/18 Annual Review

Published today, the SRA's Annual Review covers our structure, culture and funding, reports on our work over the 2017/18 practising year and outlines our aspirations for the year ahead.

Review shows too many law firms falling short on anti-money laundering

A review has shown that a significant minority of law firms are not doing enough to prevent money laundering, with some falling seriously short.

Concerns over price transparency and legal support during property transactions

A review of how solicitors offer conveyancing services has raised concerns over how open they are about costs and whether they are doing enough to make sure buyers understand any potential contractual obligations.

SRA puts firms on notice for money laundering compliance checks

We will be carrying out rigorous checks on law firms to make sure they are meeting their anti-money laundering obligations.

SRA confirms changes to foreign solicitor qualification criteria in event of a no-deal Brexit

We have confirmed changes to rules, which would take effect in the event of a no-deal Brexit, regarding how non-UK solicitors will qualify in England and Wales.

SRA confirms November launch for new regulatory model

We have confirmed that our new regulations, which will allow solicitors greater flexibility in how they work - making it easier for people to get help - will come into effect on 25 November 2019.

SRA publishes new Enforcement Strategy

We have published an updated Enforcement Strategy, which explains when and how we would take action against a law firm or solicitor.

SRA Board welcomes new members

Our Board has welcomed two new members. Selina Ullah and Peter Higson take up their places this month. 

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