Solicitors' Code of Conduct 2007
This Practice note provides an overview of the Solicitors' Code of Conduct 2007, which came into force on 1 July 2007 and applies to all solicitors practising in England and Wales.
The Code replaced the rules of professional conduct contained in the Solicitors Practice Rules 1990 with effect from 1 July 2007.
Note: The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Handbook, which is fully in force from 6 October 2011, replaces the Solicitors' Code of Conduct 2007. PLC has published the following Practice notes on the SRA handbook:
- SRA Handbook 2011 and Code of Conduct.
- SRA Handbook 2011 and Code of Conduct: issues for property lawyers.
- SRA Handbook: ten top things for in-house lawyers to think about.