SRA Handbook

Terms and conditions of authorisation

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Rule 7: Terms and conditions of authorisation

7.1

The authorisation of a body under these rules entitles:

(a)

a recognised body to undertake the activities set out in Rule 8.5 (reserved work and immigration work: recognised bodies) of the SRA Practice Framework Rules;

(b)

a licensed body to undertake the reserved legal activities and immigration work specified in the licence; and

(c)

a recognised sole practice to undertake the activities set out in Rules 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3, as appropriate, of the SRA Practice Framework Rules.

7.2

Every authorisation is granted by the SRA subject to:

(a)

the general conditions in Rule 8; and

(b)

any further conditions imposed by the SRA, at the time of the grant of authorisation or at any time subsequently, in accordance with Rule 9.

Guidance notes

(i)

If a licensed body carries out a range of legal and non-legal activities (a multi-disciplinary practice or "MDP") the SRA's jurisdiction will not generally extend to cover the "non-legal" activities of the licensed body (unless covered by a specific condition on the licence). Such non-legal activities may be regulated by another regulator, and some activities may not fall within the regulatory ambit of any regulator. The SRA's jurisdiction may also not extend to some non-reserved legal activities in accordance with the terms of the licence.

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