The SRA Handbook is no longer in effect. It was replaced by the SRA Standards and Regulations on 25 November 2019.

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Version 18 of the Handbook was published on 01/11/2016. For more information, please click 'History' Above

Regulation 17: Re-accreditation


Subject to regulation 8.2 above, if you are accredited to conduct criminal advocacy, then you must apply for re-accreditation at your current level in the manner prescribed by the SRA within five years of the date you were first accredited or your most recent re-accreditation at that level.


The SRA may where it thinks appropriate ask you to apply for re-accreditation within a different period to that specified in regulation 17.1 above and you must comply with such a request.


You must supply appropriate evidence to support your application for re-accreditation demonstrating your competence to conduct criminal advocacy in accordance with the QASA.


If you fail to apply for re-accreditation within the period required by the SRA and have not been granted an extension of the period under regulation 18, your accreditation at your current level will lapse.


If you do not satisfy the requirements for re-accreditation, your accreditation at your current level will lapse and you will be provisionally accredited at the level below.