SRA Handbook

Information requirements

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

Regulation 15: Information requirements

15.1

In addition to any requirements under section 84 of the SA or any other rules applicable by virtue of that Act, a solicitor, REL or RFL must inform the SRA within seven days if he or she:

(a)

is committed to prison in civil or criminal proceedings;

(b)

is charged with or convicted of an indictable offence;

(c)

is made the subject of bankruptcy proceedings;

(d)

makes a proposal for an individual voluntary arrangement or is a manager of a firm which makes a proposal for a company voluntary arrangement or a partnership voluntary arrangement under the Insolvency Act 1986;

(e)

is admitted as:

(i)

a member of a legal profession of a jurisdiction other than England and Wales;

(ii)

a lawyer of England and Wales other than a solicitor;

(f)

is made subject to disciplinary proceedings as:

(i)

a member of a legal profession of a jurisdiction other than England and Wales; or

(ii)

a lawyer of England and Wales other than a solicitor;

(g)

becomes:

(i)

a manager of or acquires any interest in a recognised body, or in an authorised non-SRA firm which is not licensed under Part 5 of the LSA;

(ii)

a manager or owner of a licensed body;

(iii)

a manager of or acquires a material interest in an authorised non-SRA firm licensed under Part 5 of the LSA; or

(iv)

in relation to a solicitor or REL, a sole practitioner;

(h)

sets up a sole practice as:

(i)

a member of a legal profession of a jurisdiction other than England and Wales; or

(ii)

a lawyer of England and Wales other than a solicitor;

(i)

changes his or her name as shown on the register of holders of practising certificates, the register of European lawyers or the register of foreign lawyers, and must at the same time provide details of his or her new name.

15.2

A solicitor, REL or RFL who ceases to practise must inform the SRA within seven days and supply the SRA with a contact address.

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