1st December

Price Transparency Deadline

New SRA and CLC rules governing Price Transparency come into force in December

SRA & CLC Price Transparency Rules

New CLC and SRA rules mean that law firms must publish prices for certain public-facing services

"From December 2018, all regulated law firms will be required to publish information on prices they charge, and what these cover, across a number of common services." - Solicitors Regulation Authority

Whether your regulator is the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) or the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) you must publish price information for certain public-facing services from December.

The rule changes are a direct result of the recommendations set out in the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) Legal Services Market Study regarding price and service transparency.

We have now updated the information on how QuoteXpress can help your law firm based on the guidance published by each regulator.

Information for SRA Regulated Firms

If you are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) then we can help your firm to publish its prices before the December deadline.

Announced as part of its wider Looking to the Future reforms, the SRA’s Better Information, more choice reforms are designed to improve public access to legal services by making information on price, protections and services more easily available.

The new SRA Transparency Rules which form part of the Better Information, more choice: Post consultation rules have been approved by the SRA board and (as of 14/8/18) subject to approval by the Legal Services Board (LSB) will be implemented in December 2018.

We have produced an overview of how the Looking to the Future and Better Information, more choice reforms will affect your SRA regulated firm when the SRA Transparency Rules come into force.

Read our guide to the SRA Transparency Rules

Information for CLC Regulated Firms

If you are regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) then we can help your firm to publish its prices before the December deadline.

In October 2017 the CLC published their Helping consumers choose their lawyer - service, quality and price transparency consultation, which has now resulted in the publication of a further consultation Helping consumers choose their lawyer - Implementation of CMA transparency recommendations set out in its legal service market study.

We have produced an overview of how the changes proposed in the Implementation of CMA transparency recommendations set out in its Legal Services Market Study consultation will affect your CLC regulated firm.

The consultation is open until 29th June after which the timetable is as follows:

  • CLC Council approve rules: July 2018
  • Application to Legal Services Board: August 2018
  • Publication of Rules and Guidance: September 2018
  • Rules and Guidance in force: December 2018

Read our guide to the CLC Price & Service Transparency Rule Changes Consultation

SRA CLC Transparency Rules

Use QuoteXpress to demonstrate that your firm is committed to transparent pricing

Use our website quotation calculator to publicise your prices through your website and provide clear upfront quotations to your customers.

QuoteXpress automatically calculates any Stamp Duty payable along with the Land Registry fee. You can also add your own conditional fees and disbursements to ensure your prospective customers are getting the most accurate fee estimate possible.

To learn more try our quote form out for yourself or contact us today!

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