What is a freelance solicitor?

Today, if you want to work as a solicitor serving the public then you need to work in a regulated law firm. From 25 November 2019 however the SRA will scrap this rule. This means that a solicitor will be able to set up in business selling legal services to the public...

Compliance Update January 2017

Rule changes The 18th edition of the SRA Handbook went live on 1 November 2016 and by now all firms should be comfortable that their solicitors are planning their CPD activity for the year.  COLPs in particular should be conscious of their duty to put systems in place...

Compliance is not just for the COLP and COFA

Your SRA compliance duties: the facts and the fibs The roles of compliance officer for legal practice (COLP) and the compliance officer for finance and administration (COFA) in championing compliance are now well established in most firms. However, anyone in the firm...
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