Note on the SRA Code of Conduct

Conveyancing and the SRA Code of Conduct 2011 ('the Code')

The Code sets out outcomes-focused conduct requirements so that solicitors can consider how best to achieve the right outcomes for their clients taking into account the way that the firm works and its client base.

The Code forms part of the SRA Handbook, in which ten mandatory principles are all-pervasive, applying to all aspects of practice. Please note: in November 2019, the SRA Handbook will be replaced with the new SRA Standards and Regulations.

The Code and related information, including updates on the new SRA Standards and Regulations, can be found at:

Alternatively the draft Code itself can be accessed directly from here:

Mark Richards, co-author of Property Law, has written a guide to the principles of the Code which can be accessed by clicking the link below: