Solicitors Code of Conduct
Regulation in England & Wales
- Established in January 2007, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) was previously called the Law Society Regulation Board. It changed its name to emphasise it's independence and to make it absolutely clear what they do. The SRA regulates more than 120,000 solicitors in England and Wales, and also registered European lawyers and registered foreign lawyers. The SRA is the independent regulatory body of the Law Society of England and Wales.The principle aim of the SRA is to protect the public by ensuring that solicitors meet high standards, and by acting when risks are identified.The solicitors' profession includes single-solicitor practices as well as large firms with a global presence and thousands of lawyers. Solicitors also work in the justice system, within government departments and within companies. All solicitors, no matter which group they fall into, follow the same professional principles and code of conduct, and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) provides advice to help them do so.
Regulation in Scotland
- The governing body for Scottish Solicitors is The Law Society of Scotland. It promotes the interests of the solicitors' profession and those of the public in relation to the profession.
Regulation in Northern Ireland
- The Law Society of Northern Ireland regulates the solicitors' profession in Northern Ireland with the aim of protecting the public. It also provides services to members of the solicitors' profession.
Regulation in the Isle of Man
SOLICITORS SHOULD VISIT THE SOLICITORS REGULATION AUTHORITY WEBSITE FOR UP TO DATE LEGISLATION REGARDING REGULATIONS AND THE SOLICITORS CODE OF CONDUCT