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 117
August 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 117 of Cordery contains the following updated sections:

Division A The Regulatory Framework
Section 1 The Regulatory Framework

Division E Regulation by the Principal Regulators
Section 1D The SRA Principles and Codes of Conduct 2019

Division 3 Law Society and SRA Rules and Regulations
SRA Regulatory and Disciplinary Procedure Rules
SRA Statutory Trust Rules
SRA Roll, Registers and Publication Regulations
SRA Transparency Rules
SRA Indemnity (Enactment) Rules 2012
SRA Indemnity Rules 2012
SRA Compensation Fund Rules
SRA Indemnity Insurance Rules
The Prescribed organisations and terms under which solicitors, RELs and RFLs are allowed to hold client money in their own name
The Prescribed circumstances in which you can withdraw client money from client account to pay to a charity of your choice
SRA Glossary

Division 2 Statutory Instruments
This section has been updated to take account of any changes to Statutory Instruments that have taken place.


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