The Liver Building

SRA Accounts Rules – High Level


Speaker: Ian Johnson

Date: Thursday 25th March, 2021

Time: 10:00 - 13:00

Areas of Law: Management


Course Code: S4513


Can’t make the date/time or need to revisit the training? No problem, booking onto this event means you will receive a link to access a recording of the event at your leisure!

The link will be sent within approx 72hrs of live broadcast & be available for approx. 3 months, to view as many times as you wish.

This course is designed for anybody who needs an understanding of the SRA Accounts Rules, but does not directly oversee day to day compliance – for example partners and fee earners.

The course will include an overview of the 2019 SRA Accounts Rules, the underlying principles and the various guidance that has been released to support the understanding and application of the rules.

It will also explore the common breaches of the rules, why they occur and how everybody in the firm can play their part in helping avoid these breaches and support the COFA in their role.

Finally, we will consider the current SRA hot topics that all team members should be aware of, including provision of prohibited banking facilities and dealing with residual balances.

Speaker Biographies

Ian is a director in the Business Advisory Group at Saffery Champness LLP, a large firm of accountants based in London.

Ian works closely with professional practices and has considerable experience in advising law firms on all aspects of financial reporting and accounting matters, including statutory accounts and audit issues. He advises on the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Accounts Rules, financial and regulatory compliance, restructuring, internal management reporting, financial forecasting and tax compliance.

Ian’s law firm clients range in size and type, including new start-up practices, sole practitioners, traditional partnerships, highly specialised boutique practices, and large national practices.

Ian is Chair of the Executive Council with the Institute of Legal Finance and Management (ILFM), and is also a part of the ICAEW Solicitors’ Community Committee.


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