The application of the Solicitors' Code of Conduct 2007 to transactional property solicitors
The Solicitors' Code of Conduct 2007 (the Code) came into force on 1 July 2007. The Code replaced, with effect from 1 July 2007, the rules of professional conduct contained in the Solicitors' Practice Rules 1990 (SPR). The Code applies to all solicitors in England and Wales.
This Practice Note highlights and tracks the rules of conduct that frequently apply to transactional property solicitors.
Note: The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Handbook, which is fully in force from 6 October 2011, replaces the Solicitors' Code of Conduct 2007. PLC has published the following Practice notes on the new handbook: