A look at the new Freelance Solicitor Model

In November 2019, the SRA introduced a new model of operating for so-called “freelance solicitors”. The intention was to allow solicitors greater flexibility when providing services. We were told that the changes took place as the regulator felt that the previous arrangements created an unnecessary and restrictive ‘artificial entity’ model around solicitors operating as individuals. Prior to the changes, sole practitioners were required to have their practice authorised as a ‘recognised sole practice’. What is a Freelancer? A good starting point is to look at what the SRA means by ‘freelance solicitor’.This term is used to describe a self-employed solicitor who: is practising on their own

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