The SRA Handbook is no longer in effect.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 18: Special circumstances
You may, on application to the SRA, apply for an extension of the period for accreditation or re-accreditation, which the SRA may grant. An extension of the period for accreditation or re-accreditation may be granted on such terms as the SRA sees fit.
You may, on providing the SRA with adequate reasons, apply for an independent assessment of your competence to conduct criminal advocacy at levels 2, 3 or 4 and submit such an assessment in place of one or more CAEFs.
An application under regulation 18.1 for an extension of the period for accreditation or re-accreditation must be made before the expiry of the date by which the relevant application for accreditation or re-accreditation must be made.