SRA Handbook

Commencement, replacement and renewal dates

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

Regulation 9: Commencement, replacement and renewal dates

9.1

Commencement

(a)

The commencement date for a practising certificate is the day on which it is entered in the register of holders of practising certificates as having commenced.

(b)

The commencement date for registration in the register of European lawyers is the day on which the lawyer's name is entered in the register as having commenced.

(c)

The commencement date for registration in the register of foreign lawyers is the day on which the lawyer's name is entered in the register as having commenced.

9.2

Replacement and renewal

(a)

The replacement date for a practising certificate is the 31 October following the issue of the certificate.

(b)

The renewal date for registration in the register of European lawyers is the first 31 October following initial registration, and 31 October in each successive year.

(c)

The renewal date for registration in the register of foreign lawyers is the first 31 October following initial registration, and 31 October in each successive year.

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