SRA Standards and Regulations

SRA Handbook training for your whole firm

The SRA Handbook is being replaced by the SRA Standards and Regulations, which will be in force from November 2019.

Demo Fundamentals Course

SRA Standards and Regulations training

The focus of the SRA Standards and Regulations, set to replace the SRA Code of Conduct in November 2019, is on each legal professional being able to justify their actions in all work that they carry out. The previous handbook was long and confusing; the new SRA Standards and Regulations are much more concise and no longer stipulates indicative behaviours.

VinciWorks' 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.

SRA training suite — core features

  • Customisable as-standard
  • Unique “course builder” questions deliver role-specific training
  • Scenario-based quizzes test knowledge and understanding throughout the course
  • A personalised guide to download at the end of the course
  • Specialised advanced courses for accounts staff, owners, partners and compliance officers
  • “Self-reflection” questions that users can refer to when completing their continuing competence record

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SRA Standards and Regulations courses

Our SRA Standards and Regulations training courses are written in clear, plain language. The training includes many examples and scenarios taken directly from the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) decisions. VinciWorks' SRA training suite includes a course for all staff and specialised courses for accounts staff, partners, managers and compliance officers.


Course name Course summary Who's it for? Duration
SRA Standards and Regulations: Fundamentals Helps staff develop an understanding of the relevant regulations that apply to their specific role in the law firm All staff 25-60 minutes
SRA Standards and Regulations: What's Changed? A brief overview highlighting the key changes of the SRA's new regime All staff 10 minutes
SRA Advanced: Managing Clients and Matters Covers the checks and processes you should carry out when managing clients and matters if you work in an SRA regulated firm All staff 60 minutes
SRA Advanced: Accounts Rules Apply the SRA Accounts Rules to real-life scenarios Accounts staff 15 minutes
SRA Advanced: Compliance at Your Firm Ensure compliance officers, managers and partners understand their responsibilities set out by the SRA Compliance Officers, Managers and Partners 15 minutes



Training outcomes

VinciWorks has produced a whitepaper that outlines what the new Standards and Regulations will include and the challenges it presents to firms.

The whitepaper covers:

  • Key differences between the SRA Code of Conduct and the new SRA Standards and Regulations
  • The requirements of the Insurance Distribution Directive
  • VinciWorks’ SRA Standards and Regulations training suite
  • The relationship between training and continuing competence

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