The Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) has been finalising a package of reforms designed to provide solicitors and law firms with greater flexibility over how they operate, making legal services more accessible to the public.
In our recent webinar, Richard Williams, Policy Associate at the SRA, Ruth Cohen, Legal and Research Executive at VinciWorks and Gary Yantin, Director of Best Practice at VinciWorks explored the upcoming changes to the SRA Handbook. The webinar explored the implications of the SRA reforms and gave guidance and tips on how to be SRA compliant.
The webinar covered
- The new Price Transparency Rules
- The new Insurance Distribution Directive
- The new SRA Handbook
- The new SRA Accounts Rules
- Future SRA regulatory changes
- Tips to ensure SRA compliance
About the experts
Richard Williams joined the SRA in January 2012. He has been involved in the policy development and implementation of key regulatory reforms including the introduction of the new approach to continuing competence and a new Handbook. He is currently developing policy to increase greater transparency of regulatory data. Richard has held several senior policy positions across central government, local authorities and in the voluntary and community sector.
Ruth Cohen is Legal and Research Executive at VinciWorks. She holds an LLB specialising in International Commercial Law. Ruth also holds a BA and MA in English Literature and is a certified teacher. Ruth has experience in both the public and private sectors, having consulted for many Fortune 500 companies. She has expert-level knowledge across a wide range of areas including corporate finance, data protection, harassment, information security, due diligence, commercial law and regulatory compliance.
As Director of Best Practice at VinciWorks, Gary Yantin works with law firms of all sizes to provide the best compliance learning experience for their staff. Gary was previously an in-house lawyer and a solicitor in private practice. Gary has hosted many webinars and workshops for VinciWorks on a wide range of risk and compliance topics including GDPR and the SRA’s new approach to ongoing learning, Continuing Competence.
VinciWorks’ SRA Standards and Regulations Course
VinciWorks will soon be releasing four new courses on the changes to the SRA Handbook which are set to come into force in November 2019. The SRA training suite will help legal professionals, including support staff, to develop an understanding of the relevant regulations which apply to their specific role in the law firm.