The SRA Transparency Rules (often wrongly referred to as the Price Transparency Rules) came into force in December 2018.
The SRA has reviewed the websites of over 600 firms to check compliance with its Transparency Rules. Although some firms are fully compliant, the SRA feel that most firms have room for improvement. The SRA has started formal regulatory action against a small number of firms that remain non-compliant despite earlier engagement. In the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the SRA say that they will be taking a proportionate approach to enforcement in this area, recognising that many firms may need to adapt to working remotely and, what for many, is a material downturn in business.
However, it is important that firms do everything they can to provide the information that will help the public to find and understand the legal services they need, in line with the Rules. Therefore, on 28 May 2020 we held a webinar to assist firms in understanding the SRA’s expectations of their website.
- Context to the reforms
- Common pitfalls and tips to help compliance
- Approach to enforcement
- GDPR – Privacy Notices
We are pleased to share the SRA Transparency Rules webinar Slides with you.
Please see a recording of the webinar below:
Natalie Darby, SRA
Natalie Darby is a Policy Manager at the SRA. She is responsible for a number of policy areas including the Transparency Rules and the five-year evaluation of the SRA’s regulatory reform programme. Prior to joining the SRA last year, Natalie was Head of Policy at the Bar Council, leading on regulatory issues and law reform.
David has provided advice and assistance to hundreds of law firms and other legal organisations. He delivers specialist consultancy and training on a wide range of topics including business management and strategy, tendering, compliance and quality assurance. In 2016 David was appointed as a Commissioner advising Lord Bach on policy relating to Justice and Legal Aid.
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