SRA Handbook

Qualifying to exercise extended rights of audience

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

Regulation 4: Qualifying to exercise extended rights of audience

4.1

When applying for a higher courts advocacy qualification you must demonstrate to us that you are competent to undertake advocacy in the proceedings in relation to which you have applied by:

(a)

successfully completing assessments prescribed by us;

(b)

being an REL and having undertaken any further step(s) as may be specified by us under regulation 5.2; or

(c)

being a lawyer to whom Directive 2005/36 applies and having undertaken any further step(s) as may be specified by us under regulation 5.2.

4.2

We will issue standards against which the competence of those applying for a higher courts advocacy qualification and exercising those rights of audience conferred by the qualification awarded will be assessed. The standards do not form part of these regulations and may be amended from time to time by us.

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