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Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)


The SRA is the independent regulator of solicitors and law firms in England and Wales.  We regulate more than 130,000 solicitors in England and Wales.

Our purpose is to protect the public

  • by ensuring that solicitors meet high standards, and
  • by acting when risks are identified.

The solicitors’ profession includes single-solicitor practices and huge firms with a global presence and thousands of lawyers. Solicitors also work in the justice system, in government and within companies. All solicitors follow the same professional principles and code of conduct. We provide advice to help them do so.

Established in January 2007, the SRA was previously called the Law Society Regulation Board. We changed our name to emphasise our independence and to make what we do clearer.

We operate within a regulatory framework.

Contact Details

0370 606 2555

Email via the website


The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street, Birmingham B1 1RN

Other Info

Opening times:
Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri 8am - 6pm. Tues 9.30am - 6pm.


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SRA is a regulatory body.

Last updated:
11th December 2019