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SRA looks for attendees to help learn mySRA lessons

The Solicitors Regulation Authority is looking for volunteers to help play a part in gathering evidence on what lessons can be learned from the first year of online renewals through mySRA.

Renewals took place online for the first time this year, replacing the antiquated, paper-based system used in previous years. The process has not run as smoothly as the SRA had hoped, however, so a comprehensive review is being carried out to keep any frustrations the profession face next time to a minimum.

This will involve a series of workshops held across England and Wales that will ask for constructive and structured feedback from the profession on its experiences of mySRA over the past few months. And the SRA is looking for participants to come forward so they can take part in the process.

Mike Jeacock, SRA Chief Operating Officer, said: "Changing the way we carried out renewals was wholly necessary, and mySRA will save everyone time and money in the long run. However, we have no illusions about how frustrating this year's process has been and we want to avoid a similar situation next time.

"We're conducting this review as promptly as possible so we can incorporate the lessons learned quickly. We'd therefore ask all those who are interested in helping us with this review to get in touch."

Those interested in taking part in the workshops, which are being co-ordinated with assistance from the Law Society's Regional Managers, are asked to email their request to

The workshops will take place in:

  • London (Wednesday, 21 March)
  • Southampton (Thursday, 22 March)
  • Cardiff (Tuesday, 27 March)
  • Birmingham (Wednesday, 28 March)

The review has already begun with an online survey, the results of which will be used to prioritise the issues that need to be looked at.

Mike Jeacock added: "We won't be able to address every issue that's highlighted to us. We have to focus first on those problems that, if alleviated, will benefit the majority, so as we say, we'll be prioritising the issues and dealing with those first. "The online survey will in the first instance help us identify what issues are most important for us to discuss. We've already had a sizeable response, so again, we'd urge people to get involved."

Take part in the online survey  

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