An Introduction to the SRA Accounts Rules – Online Workshop

An Introduction to the SRA Accounts Rules





 

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An Introduction to the SRA Accounts Rules

Length: 2 Hours

Published September 24, 2022

Last Updated on May 4, 2023


Who is this training for?

This online workshop is for Solicitors, Lawyers, Accountants, Compliance Officers, COFA’s, Legal Accounts Professionals, Legal Cashiers and anyone that has any involvement in working in legal finance and compliance.

Purpose of this training?

This workshop is designed to meet the needs of individuals seeking to learn about the SRA Accounts Rules and how they apply within a law firm. It is ideal for new starters and for those returning to legal practice and accounts.

The previous, highly prescriptive 2011 rules were reduced to just 13. The shorter rules offer law firms of different shapes, sizes and complexities the flexibility to introduce new systems, procedures and policies that both protect client money as well as introducing practicalities for the firm.

Whilst the SRA Accounts Rules have been significantly reduced in their length, careful consideration of the impact of the reduction is required to ensure that firms remain compliant.

 

  • Introduction
  • Client Money and Client Bank Accounts
  • Legal Aid Money
  • Client Account Exemption
  • Management of Money and Timeframes
  • Residual balances
  • Banking Facilities
  • Systems and Controls
  • Client Bank Reconciliations
  • Joint Accounts/Client Own Accounts
  • Breaches
  • Third Party Managed Accounts (TPMA’s)
  • The Role of the Accountant and the Report
  • SRA Additional Guidance
  • Summary of the Changes 2011 -v- 2019

Practice notes and training sessions represent the Association of Legal Compliance & Accounts’ view of good practice in a particular area. They are not intended to be the only standard of good practice that firms can follow.

Practice notes and training sessions are not legal advice, and do not necessarily provide a defence to complaints of misconduct or poor service. While we have taken care to ensure that they are accurate, up to date and useful, we will not accept any legal liability in relation to them.

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Why Online?

All ALCA online training is delivered live, interactive and is recorded. We bridge the gap between ‘face-to-face’ and online training by applying a blended approach. Questions can be posed to trainers throughout the workshops with quizzes/polls being used to engage with attendees.

Workshops can be continuously replayed for 60 days after broadcast.

Benefits?

  • Reduced cost
  • Can be taken anywhere on any device – no travel time or cost
  • Shorter and more efficient than face-to-face
  • Live and interactive
  • Recorded and can be replayed at your leisure

Depending on your subscription and the length of the workshop, the pricing is as follows:

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Online (2 hours)

Online (3 hours)

On Demand

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Non-Subscriber

£95.00

£120.00

£145.00

No Access

No Access

£45.00

£90.00

£120.00

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£0.00

£0.00

£0.00

£0.00

£0.00

Our online workshops are delivered via Zoom. You can access the session via your computer, tablet or mobile device.

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Not at all. We prefer it if candidates do as it makes the training more engaging but it is not mandatory to turn your camera or microphone on during the training session.

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