It's encouraging to see the SRA inviting not just members of the legal profession to shape their new handbook, but also the public.

The SRA has acknowledged that the current handbook isn't clear enough and is too long. Further it's not currently focused on providing a clear and practical framework focused on the delivery of great and reliable legal services by the profession to clients.

It's not rocket science that we should be involving everyone affected when looking to change and improve what we do but all too often it doesn't happen.

Well done the SRA - now please make sure you try really hard to get participation and input from both solicitors and the public alike. And then, listen and act on what they all say.