What is a Recognised Body?

 

For the purposes of the SRA Practice Framework Rules 2011 a recognised body is a legal services body (a partnership, company or LLP) of which at least one manager is a solicitor, Registered European Lawyer (REL) or, (in the case of a partnership or LLP) a body corporate (a legally qualified body*) with at least one manager who is a solicitor or an REL. The SRA has also stipulated that all managers and interest holders of a recognised body must be legally qualified.

* “Legally qualified” means:         

i) a lawyer

ii) a recognised body

iii) an authorised non-SRA firm of which all the managers and interest holders are lawyers

iv) a European corporate practice of which all the managers and interest holders are lawyers