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Part 2: Appeals
Regulation 2: Appeals against our decisions on eligibility to commence recognised training
If you are an applicant for assessment of a character and suitability issue under regulation 6 of the SRA Training Regulations - Qualification and Provider Regulations, whose application has been refused under regulation 6.4 of those regulations, you may appeal to the High Court under this regulation against our decision on a review of the application under regulation 17.1 of the SRA Training Regulations - Qualification and Provider Regulations.
If you are seeking to establish eligibility pursuant to Directive 2005/36/EC or the Establishment Directive, you have rights of appeal under regulation 36 of the European Communities (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2007 or regulation 35 of the European Communities (Lawyer's Practice) Regulations 2000 respectively - see regulations 6.3 and 6.4 of the QLTSR.
On an appeal under regulation 2.1 above, the High Court may:
Regulation 3: Appeals against our decisions arising from character and suitability issues
on an application under regulation 17.1 of the SRA Training Regulations Qualification and Provider Regulations for review of a refusal to recognise a period of training or eligibility to commence or continue recognised training;
On any appeal under regulation 3.1 above, the High Court may: