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SRA Handbook

Application of these regulations

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Regulation 2: Application of these regulations


These regulations apply to your obligations regarding CPD.


All solicitors and RELs are required to undertake CPD. Non-compliance could lead to disciplinary procedures and/or delays in the issue of your practising certificate.


These regulations do not apply to RFLs.