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SRA Handbook

Admission as a solicitor

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Regulation 2: Admission as a solicitor


We will admit you as a solicitor if:


you have completed the academic stage;


you have completed the vocational stage;


you have complied with the SRA Admission Regulations; and


we are satisfied as to your character and suitability to be a solicitor in accordance with Part 1 of the SRA Suitability Test.


We may admit you as a solicitor if you have completed all or any part of 2.1(a) or (b) by equivalent means.


Where 2.2 applies you must apply to us in writing in the prescribed form and support your application with such evidence as we consider necessary.


If you are subject to the QLTSR those regulations apply to your admission as a solicitor and you are not subject to these regulations.