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Reminder for Keeping of the roll exercise 2013

The SRA is reminding solicitors without a practising certificate who wish to remain on the roll that there are just six weeks left in which to apply online before the deadline of Tuesday 18 June 2013.

To date 26% of the estimated total of over 38,000 eligible individuals have either begun, or completed, the online process through the mySRA portal since it was launched in April—and time is running out.

User guides and a series of frequently asked questions are available on the website for assistance in making an application.

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).

Solicitors without a practising certificate who had not yet activated their mySRA account and who wished to remain on the roll, were sent a letter in March asking them to do so as a matter of urgency so that the SRA's contact details for them could be updated. However the exercise revealed that some solicitors had not updated their contact details resulting in returned post and bounced emails. A list of these can be found on the SRA's website at

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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