The SRA Handbook is no longer in effect. It was replaced by the SRA Standards and Regulations on 25 November 2019.
Version 21 of the Handbook was published on 06/12/2018. For more information, please click 'History' Above
6: Regulatory history
have been made the subject of a serious disciplinary finding, sanction or action by a regulatory body and/or any court or other body hearing appeals in relation to disciplinary or regulatory findings;
have failed to disclose information to a regulatory body when required to do so, or have provided false or misleading information;
have significantly breached the requirements of a regulatory body;
have been refused registration by a regulatory body; and/or
have failed to comply with the reasonable requests of a regulatory body.
"Regulatory body" includes us and the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, approved regulators under the Legal Services Act 2007, as well as any other body responsible for regulation of a profession.
You should disclose details of any disciplinary proceeding(s) or investigation(s) you may be facing. We may not determine your application until you can confirm that the matter(s) has/have either been dropped or the outcome of your case is known.