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Keeping of the roll 2013

The SRA has announced that the keeping of the roll exercise is expected to run from mid-April to mid-June.

This year solicitors without a practising certificate who wish to remain on the roll, will be able to complete the process online through the mySRA portal.

The fee for 2013 will be £20 and payment will be taken by credit/debit card as part of the application process. Solicitors whose names have been on the roll for 50 years or more do not have to pay a fee under regulation 6 of the Keeping of the Roll Regulations (2011).

Antony Townsend, SRA Chief Executive, said: "We are pleased to be able to offer the keeping of the roll exercise online this year.

"Over the past two years we have been moving our applications and services online to save individuals, firms and the SRA both time and money. The SRA will be contacting all individuals eligible to stay on the roll in April, setting out the timescale and encouraging them to complete the relevant application online through mySRA depending on whether they wish to keep their name on the roll of solicitors or request removal from the roll of solicitors.

"We have traditionally made the annual enquiry for keeping of the roll in the Spring and we are moving towards that position again. In July last year, due to delays in launching the online system, individuals were asked to pay a £20 fee that covered both 2011 and 2012.”

Solicitors without a practising certificate who have not yet activated their mySRA account and who wish to remain on the roll, will be receiving a letter in the next few weeks asking them to do so as a matter of urgency so that the SRA's contact details for them are updated. By following the instructions in the letter the account will be activated.

Completed applications and payment have to be made by the notified deadline, otherwise individuals' names may be removed from the roll of solicitors.

Anyone wishing to request restoration to the roll of solicitors, will also need to do this via mySRA.

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