SRA Handbook

Appeals against our decisions on eligibility to commence recognised training and certificates of eligibility for overseas lawyers

Version 19 of the Handbook was published on 1 October 2017. For more information, please click "History" above.

Regulation 2: Appeals against our decisions on eligibility to commence recognised training

2.1

If you are an applicant for assessment of a character and suitability issue under regulation 6 of the SRA Training Regulations - Qualification and Provider Regulations, whose application has been refused under regulation 6.4 of those regulations, you may appeal to the High Court under this regulation against our decision on a review of the application under regulation 17.1 of the SRA Training Regulations - Qualification and Provider Regulations.

2.2

If you are seeking to establish eligibility pursuant to Directive 2005/36/EC or the Establishment Directive, you have rights of appeal under regulation 36 of the European Communities (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2007 or regulation 35 of the European Communities (Lawyer's Practice) Regulations 2000 respectively - see regulations 6.3 and 6.4 of the QLTSR.

2.3

An appeal under regulation 2.1 above must be brought within three months of you receiving notification of our decision.

2.4

On an appeal under regulation 2.1 above, the High Court may:

(a)

affirm our decision;

(b)

direct us to grant eligibility to commence or continue a period of recognised training, as the case may be; or

(c)

make such recommendations to us as the High Court thinks fit.

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