Question: Is a there a new publication out of the Solicitors Accounts Rules as at 31st March 2009
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Is a there a new publication out of the Solicitors Accounts Rules as at 31st March 2009?
The very latest version of the SARs are dated 31 March and include all amendments – there have as yet been no changes since 31 March 2009.
The Law Society do publish an SAR manual priced at £24.95 but it's just a copy of the Rules which can be downloaded for free as a pdf from the SRA website.
The better manual is the Law Society's Solicitors and the Accounts Rules A Compliance Handbook, Peter Camp, which includes the rules plus lots of useful guidance and interpretation, as well as references to VAT issues and Money Laundering Regulations. It's in its 2nd edition, costs £49.95 and the ISBN is 978-1-85328-799-2