SRA Handbook

Certificates of authorisation

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

Rule 35: Certificates of authorisation

35.1

When an applicant is granted an authorisation, the SRA must issue a certificate of authorisation.

35.2

Each certificate of authorisation must state, in respect of the authorised body:

(a)

whether it is a licence or a certificate of recognition;

(b)

the name and number under which the body is authorised;

(c)

its registered office, if it is an LLP or company;

(d)

its main practising address in England and Wales;

(e)

if it is recognised body or a licensed body, whether it is a partnership, an LLP or a company; and

(f)

if it is a company, whether it is:

(i)

a company limited by shares;

(ii)

a company limited by guarantee;

(iii)

an unlimited company;

(iv)

an overseas company registered in England and Wales;

(v)

an overseas company registered in Scotland;

(vi)

an overseas company registered in Northern Ireland; or

(vii)

a societas Europaea;

(g)

the date from which authorisation is granted; and

(h)

the terms and conditions to which the body's authorisation is subject.

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