SRA Handbook

Accreditation for new practitioners

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

Part 4: Accreditation for new practitioners

Regulation 12: Application of Part 4

12.1

Part 4 of these regulations applies to you if you were admitted as a solicitor or became an REL after 1 September 2015.

Regulation 13: Accreditation at level 1

13.1

When you are either issued with your first practising certificate or become an REL, you will be granted full accreditation at level 1 subject to registration in the manner prescribed by the SRA.

Regulation 14: Accreditation at level 2

14.1

If you obtain the higher courts advocacy qualification for criminal advocacy by assessment, you will be granted full accreditation at level 2 subject to registration in the manner prescribed by the SRA.

14.2

If you intend to undertake trials at level 2, you must comply with regulation 10 above.

Regulation 15: Progression to level 3 or 4

15.1

If you are fully accredited in accordance with regulation 10 at level 2 or are fully accredited at level 3, and in either case you intend to progress to the level above, you must comply with regulation 11 above.

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