Certificate of good standing
Updated 21 February 2022
You may need a certificate of good standing as part of an application to qualify in another jurisdiction. It is evidence that you are eligible to practise as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.
- Solicitors admitted to the roll of solicitors in England and Wales can apply for a certificate of good standing.
- We accept third-party requests for this certificate. Solicitors must be on the roll and have an up-to-date work address in their mySRA profile.
What you get
What information does it hold?
- your name
- your SRA number
- your admission date
- whether you hold a current practising certificate (We may disclose any conditions on it.)
- whether you have findings and orders against you (We may include them.)
- your address (The address must be on record with us. We will include the primary address from your mySRA profile unless you tell us otherwise.)
- that you have not been struck off or suspended from practice
- that there are no pending disciplinary proceedings against you.
- £1 per application (plus VAT).
- VAT is not applicable if requests are made outside of the United Kingdom.
- We accept all major debit and credit cards - You can pay by debit or credit card as part of your application.
We will email you once your certificate is ready to download. We cannot send certificates by post.
Once you’ve applied, we’ll make a decision straight away. If we need more information our decision could take up to 5 days.
Apply for a certificate of good standing
Log in to mySRA to apply, go to start a new application