SRA Handbook

Appeals against our decisions arising from character and suitability issues

Version 21 of the Handbook was published on 6 December 2018. For more information, please click "History" above.

Regulation 3: Appeals against our decisions arising from character and suitability issues

3.1

If you are an unadmitted person, you may appeal to the High Court under this regulation against our decision:

(a)

on an application under regulation 17.1 of the SRA Training Regulations Qualification and Provider Regulations for review of a refusal to recognise a period of training or eligibility to commence or continue recognised training;

(b)

to refuse to admit you on the ground of suitability under regulation 7.5 of the QLTSR.

3.2

An appeal under regulation 3.1(a) or (b) above must be brought within three months of you receiving notification of our decision.

3.3

On any appeal under regulation 3.1 above, the High Court may:

(a)

affirm our decision;

(b)

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

(c)

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

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