SRA Accounts Rules 1. Key Principles and Rules

Solicitors Accounts Rules Client Money

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Course Overview

Compliance is a key area of concern for all law firms. Non-compliance with SRA Accounts Rules in particular can have lasting implications for your practice. Why run the risk? It’s now more important than ever to ensure that your support staff, fee earners and partners are familiar with the key principles and rules set out within the Solicitors Accounts Rules 2011.  During this webinar, experienced lecturer and Accounts Rules specialist Janet Taylor will discuss the responsibility for compliance and will provide your staff with the information which they need to know.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 1 CPD Hour
  • This course provides one CPD point

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will have a greater understanding of the following: • The principles of the rules • Responsibility for compliance • Key definitions (fees, disbursements, office and client monies etc.) • Main time frames requirements • Receipt and payment rules • Client bank account rules o A review of billing issues o Transferring money for costs o The interest provisions

What is the target audience?

  • Practitioners

About Instructor - Tracey Calvert

Tracey is a lawyer and had many years experience of working for the Law Society and the SRA. She was a senior ethics adviser and, in her last role with the SRA, part of the ethics policy team which drafted the SRA Handbook. Tracey is now the director/owner of Oakalls Consultancy Limited and provides regulatory consultancy services. She has a varied portfolio of clients and interests and also writes regularly on regulatory topics. She has written 6 books (including “Ethics in law firms: a practical guide” and “Conflicts and Confidentiality in Law Firms” published by the Ark Group), is a contributor to Cordery on Legal Services, writes regular columns for the ILEX Journal and the Solicitors Journal and sits on the Editorial Board of the Law Society’s Legal Compliance Bulletin.

Course Curriculum

recorded webinars

  • Webinar


  • Slides
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