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Keeping of the roll, 2013

The keeping of the roll exercise for 2013 is scheduled to commence in mid-late April for a two-month period: we will confirm the actual date in our communications with individuals and on our website.

It will be an online process using mySRA. Please respond promptly if you want to remain on the roll of non-practising solicitors.

The fee for staying on the roll this year

The fee for 2013 will be £20 and you will need to pay this fee online by debit/credit card as part of the application process. If your name has been on the roll for 50 years or more, then you will not need to pay a fee under Regulation 6 of the Keeping of the Roll Regulations 2011, but will still need to complete the application to keep your name on the roll.

The last enquiry to ask if you wished to remain on the roll was in July 2012 when we requested payment of £20 to cover both 2011 and 2012. This request was delayed due to problems experienced with the online practising certificate renewals exercise.

Over the next two years the keeping of the roll exercise will revert back to its former timeframe of early spring.

Benefits of staying on the roll:

  • You can call yourself a ‘non-practising’ solicitor
  • You enjoy a reduced Law Society Gazette subscription price
  • You remain a member of The Law Society
  • You have continued Council member voting rights
  • You can use The Law Society library and restaurant/bar
  • You can get discounted prices on products and services for you and your business

Please note that if you do not complete your application by the notified deadline, then your name may be removed from the roll of solicitors. We will contact you shortly to confirm the dates of the keeping of the roll exercise and to remind you that:

If you have already activated your mySRA account, then you will be able to:

  • Confirm you want to keep your name on the roll or
  • Request to have your name removed from the roll or
  • Apply to have your name restored to the roll, and very importantly
  • Inform the SRA of any changes to your personal and professional details

If you haven’t already activated your online SRA account – known as mySRA – you will need to do so in order to complete the application. If you do not activate your account, you will be unable to submit any applications or update your details with us.

We will be publishing a user guide to help you complete the application. It will be available shortly before the application window opens.

Help if you need it

To use mySRA, you need to have activated your mySRA account. If you haven't activated your account yet, then you need to request an activation key.

To do this:

  • go to mySRA
  • select mySRA services
  • select "Activation letter lost?"

An activation letter will be sent to you within five working days, and will remain valid for 28 days. Follow the instructions in the letter to activate your account.

If you do not receive this letter within 10 working days, we may hold an address that is out of date. If you think this is the case, then you will need to call the .

When you activate your mySRA account, you will create a username and password. You will need to use them when logging in to mySRA. If you forget either of them, then you need to take the following action.

Forgotten username:

  • go to mySRA
  • select mySRA services
  • select "Forgotten username?" from the menu on the left
  • enter the email address that you provided when you activated your account
  • your username will then be emailed to you
  • If you do not receive this email within 24 hours, you should check your spam and junk folders. If you have still been unable to trace the email, we may hold an email address that is out of date. If you think this is the case, then you will need to call the .

Forgotten password:

  • go to mySRA
  • select mySRA services
  • select "Forgotten password?" from the menu on the left
  • enter your username, and then press Submit.
  • an email containing a unique code will be sent to your primary email address.
  • please enter your unique code. You will then be able to change your password.
  • If you do not receive an email containing a unique code within 24 hours, you should check your spam and junk folders. If you have still been unable to trace the email, we may hold an email address that is out of date. If you think this is the case, then you will need to call the .

If you have forgotten your username and password and have changed your email address since activating mySRA, then you will need to call the .  

 
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