The new SRA Standards and Regulations, replacing the current SRA Code of Conduct and other parts of the SRA Handbook, will come into force on 26 November 2019.  We commented on this in our November 2018 issue.  (See

The SRA has promised guidance.  The problem with guidance is that we know from past experience when changes were introduced in 2009, that it is too easy for the SRA to rely on it in relation to alleged breaches which predate it, by saying that it only reflects what has always been the case.

Meanwhile, the SRA has published an updated enforcement strategy which aims to provide greater clarity about how and when they will take action.   (See

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