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SRA announces Keeping of the Roll dates

The SRA has confirmed that the Keeping of the Roll exercise will run from Tuesday 16 April to close of business on Tuesday 18 June 2013.

All solicitors in England and Wales without a practising certificate who wish to remain on the roll will be contacted over the next few days to ask if they wish to keep their name on the roll under the Solicitors (Keeping of the Roll) Regulations 2011. If they wish to remain on the roll they will need to complete their application online through mySRA and pay the £20 fee, unless they have been on the roll for 50 years or more in which case they are exempted from payment.

Completed applications and payment have to be made by credit or debit card online by 18 June, otherwise individuals' names may be removed from the roll of solicitors. Solicitors without a practising certificate can also apply to have their name removed from the roll, or restored to the roll, (except where the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has struck them off or prohibited their name from appearing on the roll).

To help applicants through the process the SRA has updated information on the website, and provided user guides and a frequently asked questions section. The SRA has emailed individuals who have already activated a mySRA account and written to those who have not, setting out what they have to do to:

  • stay on the roll
  • be removed from the roll or
  • be restored to the roll

Anyone who has not received a letter or email by 16 April is asked to refer to the guidance.

For any additional help, please contact the SRA

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