The SRA Handbook is no longer in effect. It was replaced by the SRA Standards and Regulations on 25 November 2019.
Scope of scheme
Version 21 of the Handbook was published on 06/12/2018. For more information, please click 'History' Above
Regulation 2: Scope of scheme
You may be accredited under these regulations at a level ranging from 1 to 4 corresponding to the increasing seriousness and complexity of criminal cases falling within those levels as set out in the QASA.
You may only accept instructions to conduct criminal advocacy where you are satisfied they fall within or below the level at which you are accredited, unless you are satisfied that you are competent to accept instructions for a case at a higher level in light of the particular circumstances and in accordance with the guidance in the QASA.