Until recently, in-house lawyers rarely appeared on the SRA’s radar, having enjoyed certain exemptions from the SRA Handbook.
However, the in-house sector is now facing new challenges in this increasingly competitive environment, notably the inception of alternative business structures (ABSs) which is allowing some in-house departments to reassess their business model and consider diversification. In addition, there are still strict rules about how in-house lawyers may operate. With a review of the sector currently being undertaken by the SRA, now is the time to make sure that appropriate systems and strategies are in place to deal with the changes.
Compli provides a range of training and advice as part of a fixed price package designed to equip in-house lawyers with the knowledge, skills and tools required to operate in a compliant manner and reduce risk. We can assist by navigating a way through the relevant parts of the SRA Handbook and in particular the Practice Framework Rules, providing practical guidance and tools to facilitate the development of appropriate structures and procedures within which to operate. Many of the specific rules relating to in-house lawyers are subject to review by the SRA so a watching brief will be required.
Please see the list below for an overview of our core service offerings.