The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) revised Code of Conduct came into force on 6 October 2011. It was prompted by the possibility of Alternative Business Structures (ABS) opening for business and adopts an "outcomes-focused regulation" (OFR) approach. Law firms will not be able to form ABSs until next year since the SRA application to license ABSs has been delayed. The Council for Licensed Conveyancers is the only regulatory authority able to authorise a licence at present. The Law Society has published a practice note on the new handbook and has updated its practice notes on client care and complaints management.