Apply to add a manager/owner

If you are not SRA authorised, you need to create a mySRA account before applying.

You will need to read Rule 13 of the SRA Authorisation of Firms Rules to identify if the manager/owner meets the deeming criteria.

If your firm carries out work that is subject to the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (the MLRs) you must make sure that you also apply for approval of any individuals listed on this form who are beneficial owners, officers or managers of your firm under the MLRs.

Applications for individual managers/owners (deemed)

You need to tell us before a new deemed individual manager joins the firm.

Information you need:

  • personal details, work history, professional regulation, suitability to fulfil role
  • Certificates of Good Standing  (dated within 3 months of the application date) if regulated by another regulator
  • individuals who are not SRA authorised need to create a mySRA account before they apply

Applications for individual managers/owners (non-deemed)

You will need to tell us if an individual manager (non-deemed) joins your firm.

You will need to make separate applications for each manager/owner who requires approval and provide:

  • personal details, work history, professional regulation, suitability to fulfil role
  • Certificates of Good Standing (dated within 3 months of the application date), if regulated by another regulator
  • individuals who are not SRA authorised need to create a mySRA account before they apply

How to apply

You will need an mySRA account to be able to log in and complete the application. 

Apply for approval of a person as an authorised role holder

Log in to mySRA to apply, go to start a new application

How to pay

There is no fee for this application.

What you can expect from us

We will let you know if your application is incomplete or ineligible.

We aim to decide within 30 days. However, it can take longer if additional information is required.

The manager/and/or owner must not take up the role until they have been approved.

If another organisation, which is not an authorised body wishes to add a new entity manager (for example a person who has set themself up as a limited company) they will need to apply for approval of an organisation as an authorised role holder.

Manager/owners (deemed)

This application is for another authorised body who will be a manager/owner and is deemed approved.

You will need

  • details of shareholders that have a material interest, or any beneficial owners
  • details of the governance and ownership structure of the candidate entity
  • current and proposed structures of the applicant firm.

How to apply

You will need an mySRA account to be able to log in and complete the application.

Apply for approval of a person as an authorised role holder

Log in to mySRA to apply, go to start a new application

How to pay

There is no fee for this application.

What you can expect from us

We will let you know if your application is incomplete or ineligible.

We aim to decide within 30 days. However, it can take longer if additional information is required.

The manager/and/or owner must not take up the role until they have been approved.