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The primary objective of the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules is to protect clients’ interests by regulating the custody and protection of clients’ money.
The rules stipulate compliance procedures designed to minimise the risk of a solicitor mixing monies belonging to clients with those of the practice.
The rules also seek to ensure the fair treatment of clients’ money by the payment of interest and apply, with slight modification, to controlled trust money.
The Law Society requires an annual report from a qualified accountant in respect of every solicitor who handles clients’ money, to confirm that they have complied with the Rules.
Our Solicitors’ Accounts Rules Programme is designed to work closely with you in:
Read more about our Solicitors’ Accounts Rules Programme here.
15 Oct 2019
On 14 October, the UK government laid out its policies on trade, crime, the environment and Brexit in the Queen's Speech.
14 Oct 2019
Chancellor Sajid Javid has announced that he will deliver the 2019 Autumn Budget on Wednesday 6 November.
11 Oct 2019
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has stated that 'lessons must be learned' from the controversy surrounding the loan charge.
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