Applications to remain on roll
Solicitors who do not hold a practising certificate but who wish to remain on the roll are being reminded that the deadline for applications is Tuesday 18 June 2013.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have revealed that so far 26% of the estimated total of over 38,000 eligible individuals have either begun, or completed, the online process, but that time is running out for those who have not.
The fee for 2013 will be £20 and payment will be taken by credit/debit card as part of the application process. Solicitors whose names have been on the roll for 50 years or more do not have to pay a fee under regulation 6 of the Keeping of the Roll Regulations (2011).
The SRA contacted those solicitors without a practising certificate who had not yet activated their mySRA account in March and were asked to so as a matter of urgency so that the SRA’s contact details for them could be updated. However the exercise revealed that some solicitors had not updated their contact details resulting in returned post and bounced emails. A list of those who could not be contacted can be found on the SRA’s website at www.sra.org.uk/kr.
Completed applications and payment have to be made by the notified deadline, otherwise individuals’ names may be removed from the roll of solicitors.
Anyone wishing to request restoration to the roll of solicitors, will also need to do this via mySRA. User guides and a series of frequently asked questions are available on the website for assistance in making an application.