Notify us that you are freelance

July 2020

What is this notification for?

You need to tell us if you are practising on your own under rule 10 of the SRA Authorisation of Individuals Regulations and your practice does not need to be authorised.

Read our guidance on preparing to become a sole practitioner or an SRA-regulated freelance solicitor first and check whether you are eligible to operate as a freelancer.

What you need to tell us

Tell us whether you intend to deliver reserved legal services and answer some questions so that we can check whether you meet the conditions set out in the regulations.

If you are already practising as a freelance solicitor, and have previously told us, you need to tell us if your services have changed, such as if you are no longer providing reserved legal services. This information is included on our public register. You can tell us about any changes in mySRA.

You will also need to tell us where you will be practising from and if you want this address to be included on our public register. If not, you will need to provide an alternative address.

If your practice is an 'independent legal professional' (ILP) as defined by the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (MLR 2017), you will need to tell us about the type of work you do. We will also need to approve you as a beneficial owner, manager or officer of your practice. If you are not sure if you are subject to these regulations, or what additional requirements apply to your practice, please read our guidance.

Help with your notification

Contact us if you have any queries before you submit your notification.

How to tell us

Freelancer notification

Log in to mySRA to let us know that you are practising on your own. Go to individual available applications.

When to tell us

You should tell us before you start to freelance (practise on your own).

If you are already practising as a freelance solicitor, and have previously notified us, please log in to mySRA to complete the Freelancer update notification instead.

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

There is no fee for the freelance notification.

We will contact you within 30 days to acknowledge your freelance notification.