SRA Handbook

Waivers

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

Rule 19: Waivers

19.1

The Society shall have power in any case or class of cases to waive in writing prospectively or retrospectively any obligation on any solicitor, recognised body, licensed body or foreign lawyer under these Rules and to amend or revoke any such waiver.

19.2

Any application by any person for:

(a)

a waiver of any obligation under these Rules or under the Solicitors' Indemnity Rules 2001 or any Rules subsequent thereto; or

(b)

a correction or recalculation of any sum paid or payable to the fund under these Rules, or under the Solicitors' Indemnity Rules 2001 or any Rules subsequent thereto;

must be made in writing to the Society no later than 3 calendar months from the date on which the relevant obligation has effect in relation to that person, or the date on which that person is notified thereof by Solicitors Indemnity Fund Limited, whichever is the earlier.

19.3

No application by any person for:

(a)

a waiver of any obligation under the Solicitors' Indemnity Rules 2000 or any Rules made prior thereto; or

(b)

a correction or recalculation of any sum paid or payable to the fund under the Solicitors' Indemnity Rules 2000 or any Rules made prior thereto;

may be considered unless it was made in writing to the Society as soon as practicable, and in any event no later than 28 February 2002.

19.4

Any appeal against any decision made by the Society in respect of any application for a waiver of any obligation under these Rules or any previous Rules, or in respect of any correction or recalculation of any sum paid or payable to the fund under these Rules or any previous Rules, must be made in writing to the Society within 21 days from the date of the decision.

19.5

An application for a waiver as contemplated by this Rule 19 or the making of an appeal against any decision made by the Society in respect of such application shall not relieve any person from any obligation under these Rules or any previous Rules pending the determination of any such application or appeal.

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