As a firm or sole practitioner, you can help ensure the process of applying for authorisation or recognition runs smoothly and efficiently by learning about and understanding our requirements. To help you and your firm prepare to apply, we outline the authorisation process for firms and role holders, and explain how we assess applications and make decisions. We also offer risk assessment tips and examples.
Resources and help
Duty Provider Crime Contract applicants
On 27 November 2014, we published advice for firms applying to the Legal Aid Agency for a 2015 Duty Provider Crime Contract.
In April 2015, we're offering a range of special events for firms that plan to apply to us for authorisation as a consequence of tendering for a Duty Provider Crime Contract.
Where to get help
For help determining whether an organisation requires authorisation, or which individuals require approval, contact our Professional Ethics Guidance team.
Our Contact Centre can help with most other queries.
Criminal legal aid
Watch this webinar
Use www.sra.org.uk/authorisation to link to this page.