Cordery on Legal Services


Cordery on Legal Services includes all the law relating to the regulation of the supply of legal services, whatever the business model used to provide them, or the status of the individual professional or employee. As well as covering the overarching regulation provided by the Legal Services Board and the cross-professional redress system provided by the Legal Ombudsman, Cordery now includes appropriate references to all forms of regulation under the Legal Services Act 2007, so that there are sections on the Bar, licensed conveyancers, legal executives, costs lawyers and others, as well as the traditional coverage of the law relating to solicitors.

In this Issue
Issue 113
December 2020

On 25th November 2019 the SRA introduced an entirely new regulatory scheme called the SRA Standards and Regulations. This requires a re-write of the Sections of Cordery relating to the SRA. We are also taking the opportunity to enhance our existing content and improve its structure. New Sections will be introduced over the next few updates and will be completed early in 2020.

Issue 113 of Cordery contains the following updated sections:

Division E Regulation By The Principal Regulators
Section 1B Qualifying as a Solicitor
Section 1C Authorisation of Entities
Division F General Principles
Section 2A The Retainer
Section 2B During the Retainer
Section 2C Costs Assessments
Section 2D Recovering Fees
Section 2E The Solicitor and Third Parties
Section 2H After-the-event legal expenses insurance and other funding arrangements
Section 2I Costs orders against funders
Section 2J Costs orders against solicitors
Division 2 Statutory Instruments


Alexandra Marks , BA (Oxon), Solicitor Adjudicator of the Solicitors Regulation Authority Recorder, South Eastern Circuit Consulting editor
Andrew Boon , Solicitor; Dean, University of Westminster School of Law Editor
Andrew Hopper QC , Solicitor, Consultant, Radcliffes Le Brasseur, Westminster; MLM Cartwright, Cardiff General editor
Andrew Mold Editor
Benjamin Williams Editor
Bronwen Still Editor
Cherie Spinks Editor
Graham Reid Editor
Gregory Treverton-Jones , QC Editor
His Honour Judge Michael Cook Editor
 Iain Miller , LLB, Solicitor, Partner, Bevan Brittan LLP General editor
James McCreath Editor
Jonathan Fisher , QC Editor
Judith Ayling Editor
Louise Delahunty Editor
Michael Mathews Editor
Nicholas Bacon , QC Editor
Nicholas Peacock , QC, Barrister, Maitland Chambers Editor
Patrick Russell , BA (Oxon), Solicitor, Partner, Charles Russell, London Editor
Peter Camp , LLB, Educational and Professional Services Editor
Samantha Hatt LLB, Barrister Editor
 Simon Garrod Editor
Simon Pugh BSc, Solicitor, Wilson & Co Solicitors Editor
Sue Nelson , LLB, Solicitor Editor
Tracey Calvert , Lawyer, Director of Oakalls Consultancy Limited, Regulatory Compliance Consultant Editor
Vicky Ling , MPhil Management Consultant specialising in legal aid practice Editor