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When a body is granted an authorisation, the SRA must issue a certificate of authorisation.
Each certificate of authorisation must state, in respect of the authorised body:
whether it is a licence or a certificate of recognition;
the name and number under which the body is authorised;
its registered office, if it is an LLP or company;
its main practising address in England and Wales;
whether it is a partnership, an LLP or a company; and
if it is a company, whether it is:
a company limited by shares;
a company limited by guarantee;
an unlimited company;
an overseas company registered in England and Wales;
an overseas company registered in Scotland;
an overseas company registered in Northern Ireland; or
a societas Europaea;
the date from which authorisation is granted; and
the terms and conditions to which the body's authorisation is subject.