SRA Handbook

Behaviour not compatible with that expected of a prospective solicitor or authorised role holder

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

3: Behaviour not compatible with that expected of a prospective solicitor or authorised role holder

3.1

Unless there are exceptional circumstances we will refuse your application if you have:

(a)

been responsible for behaviour:

(i)

which is dishonest;

(ii)

which is violent;

(iii)

where there is evidence of discrimination towards others;

(b)

misused your position to obtain pecuniary advantage;

(c)

misused your position of trust in relation to vulnerable people; and/or

(d)

been responsible for other forms of behaviour which demonstrate that you cannot be relied upon to discharge your regulatory duties as a solicitor or authorised role holder.

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