Solicitors Regulation Authority

The Solicitors Regulation Authority, or SRA, is the body responsible for regulating the professional conduct of solicitors in England and Wales.

The SRA is technically a part of the Law Society, but acts independently. The SRA regulates over 125,000 solicitors and other regulated professionals, and is responsible for setting and enforcing professional standards.

Regular updates to the Solicitors Handbook and Code of Conduct are carried out by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The SRA also supervises law firms and individuals to ensure they meet the Authority's ethical principles and standards.

The SRA does not handle complaints against solicitors that are made by the public; these complaints are processed by the Legal Ombudsman.

Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher

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Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher