SRA Standards and Regulations

The SRA Standards and Regulations are the principle compliance rules set out by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and applicable to legal practices.

Encompassing a range of provisions including the SRA Principles, the Codes of Conduct for solicitors and firms and the SRA Accounts Rules, the Standards and Regulations touch on all aspects of conduct and behaviour and cover a bewildering array of complex topics such as conflict, confidentiality and the management of client money and assets.

Our consultants can help you not only to identify the specific rules applicable to complex matters, but to understand how those rules should be applied to real situations at a time when the regulator is moving away from clear, prescriptive rules and towards broader regulatory principles which may be applied differently in different situations.


It has been fantastic working with Laurence Howland and Buckles Law. Laurence is very experienced in the anti-money laundering rules and regulations and is passionate about helping professional services firms effectively implement those rules into their practices. Laurence will go the extra mile for us and our clients and this is very much appreciated.


Sharon Cooke FCA CTA
Technical Director
2020 Innovation Training Limited

Why you need to care about the sanctions on Russians

By Laurence Howland | 10/08/2022 |

On the 24 February 2022, Russian troops moved into the Donbas region of Ukraine in what President Vladimir Putin described as a “special military operation” and most Western countries described as a full-scale invasion. In the wake of this military incursion, many countries including the UK hurriedly implemented a wide range of sanctions against Russian…