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Keeping of the roll exercise

More than 23,000 solicitors who do not hold a practising certificate but wish to remain on the roll have now completed their applications this year.

This year is the first time that this exercise has been delivered online through mySRA and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has found the response encouraging.

However, there is still a substantial number of individuals from whom the SRA has received no response despite repeated efforts to contact them by email or letter.

The SRA has published an alphabetical list of those solicitors for whom it has no valid current address, and those appearing are urged to contact the SRA if they wish to remain on the roll. Advice and guidance on how to activate a mySRA account, problems with logging in, and how to complete the application can be found at www.sra.org.uk/kr.

The keeping of the roll annual exercise began on 16 April and solicitors wishing to remain on the roll now only have a narrow window to respond before they will receive notice that they will be removed from the roll, with the result that their status will be former solicitor and their Law Society membership cancelled. They will of course be able to make an application to have their name restored to the roll at a later date if they wish.

Anyone who has still to submit an application and pay the £20 fee, should activate their account on mySRA as soon as possible and complete the necessary application. A user guide and FAQs which cover how to activate a mySRA account, problems with logging in and how to complete the application can be found at www.sra.org.uk/mySRA.

For any further queries, telephone the SRA's contact centre.

 
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