Existing firm applications

Updated 17 August 2016

Notify us of a new Solicitor/REL/RFL manager/owner

Some individuals do not need to be approved as managers or owners. Check the deeming criteria in Rule 13.2 of the SRA Authorisation Rules 2011.

You need to tell us in advance of a new deemed approved manager or owner who is a Solicitor, REL or RFL joining the firm. You can add the details of deemed approved solicitor, REL, RFL managers or owners online in the firm mySRA account.

Information you need

We will approve an individual as a manager within a firm as long as they hold the appropriate post. When we say "manager" and "owner" we mean the Handbook definition.

You are responsible for making the notification within mySRA. You must ensure that individuals meet the deemed approved criteria.

You need to notify us of a new deemed approved manager or owner before they take up the post.

Help with your notification

If you need help with a notification, contact us.

How to apply

You can tell us by updating your firm's mySRA profile. You can add managerial posts for the following individuals:

  • the individual is a registered European lawyer (REL) or a registered foreign lawyer (RFL) or a solicitor,
  • the individual has a current practising certificate or registration, and
  • the individual has no conditions on the practising certificate or registration.

Authorised signatories (AUSs) and organisation contacts (ORCs) can add certain deemed approved manager posts in mySRA. You are responsible for making sure that individuals meet the criteria defined in rule 13.2 of the SRA Authorisation Rules.

Log into mySRA and choose My Organisation > Your Organisations Name > Related Individuals from the left-hand menu.

Form

There is no form for this notification.

You can tell us in mySRA. Log in and choose My Organisation > Your Organisations Name > Related Individuals from the left-hand menu.

Authorised signatories (AUSs) and organisation contacts (ORCs) can add deemed-approved manager posts.

Fee

There is no fee for this notification.

What you can expect from us

We will contact you if the notification does not meet the eligibility criteria.

Timescales

We aim to process your notification within 30 days.

A new solicitor/REL/RFL manager/owner cannot not take up their post until you have notified us.

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