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SRA’s student online enrolment proves a success

More than 500 students took advantage of the Solicitors Regulation Authority's new online enrolment service during its first week in operation.

The system makes it quicker and easier for students to enrol and is the first step towards moving the entire SRA-regulated community to an online registration system, with all other professionals able to create their own account from July 2011.

The system also enables law students to pay their student enrolment fee securely online by credit or debit card.

Marc Baker, Director of Transformation at the SRA, said: "We are delighted with the response so far. It is about reducing the amount of paper-based form-filling, saving solicitors and students time, as well as making the whole process of engaging with the regulator easier for professionals. Many other regulatory bodies in this country already have online registration systems which have proved very successful.

"This demonstrates that the SRA is serious about improving the standard of service we provide. We have consulted on the online system, taking the views of professionals and law students alike, and the feedback has been very positive.'


Note to editors

1. The Solicitors Regulation Authority is replacing its existing paper based system of renewal forms and fees. A new online system will provide each professional with a unique username and password to access a personal SRA account, in which they can pay their renewal fees, update their personal details and obtain information and guidance from the SRA. The transition to fully online registration is intended to be completed by the end of 2011, after which all registration will need to be completed online, except for those requiring accessibility exemptions.

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