Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)
An independent, arms length body, previously called the Law Society Regulation Board, that took over many of the functions previously covered by the Law Society (before it was restructured in 2007). Amongst other things, the SRA:
- drafts the rules of professional conduct for solicitors
- investigates concerns about solicitors’ standards of practice and compliance with the rules, where necessary taking regulatory action, such as reprimanding the solicitor
- refers solicitors to the independent Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and deals with the prosecutions
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