LawWorks held a Roundtable in London and Birmingham on 29th November 2018 discussing the regulatory issues facing the pro bono sector in light of proposed changes to the SRA Handbook. Presentations were given to by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and LawWorks.
James Sandbach (Director of Policy and External Affairs) and Richard Pitkethly (Head of Learning and Practice) spoke about issues and context for how the SRA’s rules and reforms effect pro bono practice, and about LawWorks policy work on regulatory issues.
From the SRA, Carol Westrop (Head of Legal Policy) and Chris Handford (Head of Regulatory policy), spoke about the SRA’s work on the handbook in respect of the non-commercial sector, including new guidance that will be forthcoming.
- LawWorks Presentation on Regulatory issues - November 2018
- The new SRA Standards and Regulations and the non-commercial sector
The SRA, following conversations with LawWorks, has recently produced a welcome statement about volunteering and pro bono work in clinics.
You can read more about our policy work on SRA issues on our website.