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The Solicitor's Handbook 2015 (EPUB)


Professional conduct

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22 November 2014

Law Society Publishing


760 pages

The Solicitor's Handbook 2015 (EPUB)

Andrew Hopper QC and Gregory Treverton-Jones QC


This is the EPUB version of The Solicitors Handbook 2015. The printed version of The Solicitors Handbook 2015 is also available.

The Solicitor's Handbook 2015 is a comprehensive yet user-friendly guide to the regulatory maze that governs the conduct of solicitors. This invaluable resource includes expert commentary from leading practitioners in the field on every aspect of the regulation of solicitors, which will help you ensure compliance within your firm. In addition to the Solicitors Regulation Authority's (SRA) Code of Conduct, this essential Handbook covers the Accounts Rules, financial services regulation, money laundering requirements and ABS regulations. It also usefully sets out the extent of the regulator's powers and describes the practical workings of the regulatory and disciplinary processes (including investigations by the SRA and proceedings before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, as well as the relevant rights of appeal and review. The 2015 edition has been thoroughly updated to take account of all significant regulatory changes that have been introduced since January 2013, including:

  • The ban on referral fees in personal injury cases which came into force on 1 April 2013 and the SRA's subsequent Warning Notice on referral fees
  • Changes to the law relating to conditional fee agreements and the extension of the range of cases in which damages-based agreements can be used
  • The introduction of a new set of Outcomes dealing with the conduct requirements for individuals or entities which are temporarily practising overseas
  • A relaxation of the requirements relating to referrals and recommendations to financial advisers
  • Changes to the rules governing consumer credit activities, the regulation of which has passed from the Office of Fair Trading to the Financial Conduct Authority
  • The abolition of the Assigned Risks Pool from 1 October 2013
  • The High Court decisions in Fuglers and Andersons regarding the level of fines that the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal can impose.

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Part 1: Overview;
Part 2: The Principles and the SRA Code of Conduct 2011;
Part 3: Other rules;
Part 4: The regulatory system in practice;
Part 5: The disciplinary system in practice;
Part 6: The regulation of ABSs;
Part 7: Fraud and money laundering;
Part 8: Appendices;

About the Author

Andrew Hopper QC was admitted as a solicitor in 1972 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2001(the first solicitor advocate to be appointed Silk outside the City of London). He has specialised in thefield of professional regulation and discipline since 1979 and is a member of the Law Society'sRegulatory Affairs Board.

Gregory Treverton-Jones QC is a barrister at 39 Essex Street and was called to the Bar in 1977, and wasappointed Queen's Counsel in 2002. He has practised in the field of professional discipline and regulationsince the early 1990s. He has been instructed in many of the leading cases arising out of the professionalconduct of solicitors, appearing both for and against the Law Society in applications for judicial review,statutory appeals, and challenges to interventions.