SRA Handbook

Scope of scheme

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

Regulation 2: Scope of scheme

2.1

You may not undertake criminal advocacy unless accredited to do so in accordance with these regulations and the QASA.

2.2

You may be accredited under these regulations at a level ranging from 1 to 4 corresponding to the increasing seriousness and complexity of criminal cases falling within those levels as set out in the QASA.

2.3

You may only accept instructions to conduct criminal advocacy where you are satisfied they fall within or below the level at which you are accredited, unless you are satisfied that you are competent to accept instructions for a case at a higher level in light of the particular circumstances and in accordance with the guidance in the QASA.

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