This Practice note provides an overview of the Solicitors' Code of Conduct 2007, which came into force on 1 July 2007 and applies to all solicitors practising in England and Wales. The Code replaced the rules of professional conduct contained in the Solicitors Practice Rules 1990 with effect from 1 July 2007. 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 SRA handbook: SRA Handbook 2011 and Code of Conduct. SRA Handbook 2011 and Code of Conduct: issues for property lawyers. SRA Handbook: ten top things for in-house lawyers to think about.