SRA Codes of Conduct - In-house Lawyers

Consideration of how the new SRA Standards and Regulations will affect in-house solicitors

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Course Overview

In-house lawyers often are an afterthought to most regulatory discussions. This is arguably true of the SRA Standards and Regulations, in force from 25 November 2019.

However, the SRA have recently published their resources to back up their thinking on the STARs, and the section on in-house lawyers repays some thought and consideration.

This webinar will look at the various roles and the various guidance notes that the SRA have issued, guiding the in-house community through the various considerations.

Delivered by compliance consultant Trevor Hellawell, this webinar will look at the following topics:

  • The role of in-house lawyers

     o In commercial environments, advising their employer

     o In the not-for profit sector, advising their employing body

     o When acting for members of the public

  • Client care?

  • Reserved activities

  • PI Insurance – ‘adequate and appropriate’ cover

  • The issue of undertakings

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the supporting documentation and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 1 CPD point

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will have a greater understanding of how the new SRA Standards and Regulations will affect in-house practitioners

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for in-house practitioners.
  • It will also be of interest to managers, partners, HR and practice managers

About Instructor - Trevor Hellawell

Trevor is a solicitor and legal training and management consultant; Until going freelance in 1999 Trevor was a full time lecturer with the University of Law, ending his career as a Principal Lecturer at the York Branch. Until recently he was Head of Law Programmes at BPP. Throughout his career, he has lectured extensively on Professional Conduct, Management skills such as Client Care, Time Management and Appraisals, Financial Services matters, including Money Laundering, as well as mainstream academic law subjects.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar
    00:56:23

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    30 Page

Quiz

  • Quiz
     

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