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New guidance on client communications

18 May 2016 | tagged Professional practice updates | Current issues | News release

We have updated the guidance on client communication (Rule B4) and the new guidance will come into effect on 1 June 2016.

We have made substantial changes as this is the first full review of the guidance since 2005, when it became mandatory for solicitors to issue terms of business letters to clients in all transactions (subject to certain limited exceptions).

We would encourage all solicitors to familiarise themselves with the terms of the new guidance before 1 June.

For further information, solicitors can contact the professional practice team on 0131 226 8896 or email

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