The SRA Handbook is no longer in effect. It was replaced by the SRA Standards and Regulations on 25 November 2019.
Forms, fees and admissionBack to version 21
Version 1 of the Handbook was published on 16/09/2011. For more information, please click 'History' Above
Part 4: Forms, fees and admission
Regulation 8: Forms and fees
If you wish to sit the QLTS assessments, you must give notice to the assessment organisation in the prescribed form and pay the prescribed fee.
If you wish to make an application or give notice to us in accordance with these regulations, you must do so in the prescribed form and pay the prescribed fee.
If at the time of making your application or giving a notice, no form has been prescribed by us or the assessment organisation, the application or notice must be in writing, signed by you or the person giving it and provide such information as is necessary to enable us or the assessment organisation to deal with the application.
Whether or not the application is made or notice given on a prescribed form we may, in our absolute discretion, require you, or the person giving notice, to furnish such further information as we consider necessary.
We may require:
your application to be supported by such evidence as we consider necessary;
facts relevant to your application to be accompanied by statutory declaration; and
your attendance for an interview.
For the avoidance of doubt, you may not apply to us for a review of a decision by an assessment organisation where you have failed one or more QLTS assessment(s).
Regulation 9: Admission as a solicitor
Admission as a solicitor takes place under Part 3 of the SRA Admission Regulations.