Information sharing

Firm data web service

11 April 2016

We operate a web service offering third parties programmatic access to a range of data we hold about the firms we authorise and regulate.

The data in our web service is in the public domain—available in our Law firm search and on the Law Society's Find a solicitor website. Making this data more widely available through a web service helps to ensure that everyone has access to information about regulated law firms and also helps consumers to make informed choices.

The data in our web service is updated every 24 hours and covers the following areas:

  • SRA number (for the firm and any offices)
  • Office name
  • Current licence (e.g. Recognised Body, Licensed Body etc.)
  • Office type (e.g. head office or branch)
  • Business type (law practice)
  • Constitution type (e.g. LLP, partnership etc.)
  • Practising address(es)
  • Postal address(es)
  • Business email address(es)
  • Telephone number(s)
  • Website addresses(es)

The web service includes a means to access the date and time of dataset production.

The web service does not include any information not mentioned above.

We view our web service as a step toward making our data openly and freely available. We are working hard to open up access to more regulatory information—studying how our data is used and planning the best ways to present it. Visit this page again for progress updates.

Terms and conditions

Technical specification

Register as a web service user

Web service user support


Please use www.sra.org.uk/datasharing to link to this page.

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