Certificate of good standing

You may need a certificate of good standing as part of an application to qualify in another jurisdiction. A certificate of good standing is evidence that you are eligible to practise as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.

What you get

A certificate of good standing states

  • your name
  • your SRA number
  • your admission date
  • whether you hold a current practising certificate (We may disclose any conditions on it.)
  • whether you have findings and orders against you (We may include them.)
  • your address (The address must be on record with us. We will include the primary address from your mySRA profile unless you tell us otherwise.)
  • that you have not been struck off or suspended from practice
  • that there are no pending disciplinary proceedings against you.
 

Who can apply

  • Solicitors admitted to the roll of solicitors in England and Wales can apply for a certificate of good standing.
  • We accept third-party requests for this certificate. Solicitors must be on the roll and have an up-to-date work address in their mySRA profile.
 

Fee

  • The fee for a certificate of good standing is £100.
  • There is a 20 percent VAT fee if applicable.
  • For credit card transactions, there is a handling fee of 1.75 percent.
 

Before applying

  • You must be on the roll of solicitors in England and Wales to apply. If you are not on the roll, find out how to restore your name to the roll.
  • You must have an up-to-date address in your mySRA profile.
  • If you are requesting the certificate on someone else’s behalf, ask them to confirm that they are on the roll and have an up-to-date work address in their mySRA profile.
 

Applying for yourself

Payment method What you need to do
Card
Bank transfer Download our Individual request form (PDF 1 pages, 14K)

Applying on behalf of someone else

Payment method What you need to do
Card
Bank transfer Download our Third party request form (PDF 2 pages, 30K)
Invoice Download our Invoice request form (PDF 2 pages, 29K). This option is only available to authorised signatories and organisation contacts of firms that have an existing arrangement with us.