Free Publicity Materials
19 December 2011
Law Society Publishing
234 x 156mm
Solicitors and the Accounts Rules
A Compliance Handbook, 3rd edition
For practical guidance on how the SRA Accounts Rules work in practice, look no further than the latest edition of Solicitors and the Accounts Rules.
Peter Camp provides indispensable commentary on the requirements of the SRA Accounts Rules, highlighting the key changes and suggesting practical steps that firms can take to ensure compliance with the Rules. Key points are illustrated throughout using practical examples. Particular attention is paid to common breaches of the Rules and how firms can avoid them.
The SRA Accounts Rules are reproduced in full, complete with appendices and supporting notes on tax and overseas practices.
1. Solicitors' Accounts Rules 1998: an overview;
2. Solicitors' Accounts Rules 1998;
3. The Role of the COFA;
4. Client account and client money;
5. Client money: use of client account;
6. Client money withheld from client account;
7. Operation of client's own account: rule 11;
8. Trust money;
9. Office money;
10. Costs and VAT;
12. Accounting systems and records;
13. Accountants' reports;
14. Practical application;
15. Money laundering;
16. Monitoring and Investigation by the SRA;
About the Author
Peter Camp is a solicitor and is the principal of his own training consultancy, Educational and Professional Services. He is the visiting professor of Legal Ethics at the College of Law and an editor of Cordery on Solicitors. Peter is the author of Solicitors and Money Laundering 3rd Edition (Law Society, 2008) and editor of the Legal Compliance Bulletin (Law Society).