SRA Handbook

Disclosure

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

2: Disclosure

2.1

All material information relating to your application must be disclosed. Failure to disclose material information will be treated as prima facie evidence of dishonest behaviour.

2.2

You must disclose any matters that have occurred in the UK and/or overseas.

Guidance note

(i)

We require all those seeking admission as solicitors to apply for a standard disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

(ii)

If you are seeking approval as an authorised role holder, you should bear in mind that Rule 14 of the SRA Authorisation Rules allows us to seek other information relating to your application and this would normally include Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure.

(iii)

It is therefore highly likely that matters will come to light.

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