26 January 2015. Published by Sally Lord, Knowledge Lawyer

The SRA has announced that soon law firms may be featuring on comparison websites. The SRA is currently collating information about law firms for use on such websites.

The data collected includes information such as the Office Name, Current Licence (e.g. Recognised Body, Licensed Body etc) Office SRA No and more.

Paul Philip, Chief Executive, said: "Making information about law firms and solicitors readily available and helpful for both members of the public and businesses looking for legal services is a real priority for us. The public rightly expect to be able to find the information they need easily and many people routinely use comparison websites".

Comparison websites will need to be signed up to the Legal Services Board Consumer Panel self-assessment standard to apply for access to SRA data.

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