The SRA Handbook is no longer in effect. It was replaced by the SRA Standards and Regulations on 25 November 2019.
Version 3 of the Handbook was published on 20/04/2012. For more information, please click 'History' Above
Part 3: Forms, fees and appeals
Regulation 14: Forms
The SRA may prescribe forms for replies or applications to the SRA and in the case of an application under regulation 9 may require such evidence as it sees fit.
Regulation 15: Fees
Subject to regulation 15.2 any reply, following an enquiry under regulation 6, that a solicitor wishes to remain on the roll must be accompanied by a fee of £20.
No fee is payable under regulation 6 by any solicitor whose name has been on the roll for 50 years or more or for such shorter prescribed period.
Any application under regulation 8 for restoration of a person's name to the roll shall be accompanied by the prescribed fee.
Regulation 16: Appeals
Any person who is aggrieved because:
the SRA has removed his or her name from the roll;
the SRA refused to remove his or her name from the roll; or
the SRA refused to change his or her name on the roll
may appeal to the High Court under this regulation.
Any person aggrieved by the SRA's refusal to restore his or her name to the roll under regulation 8 may appeal to the High Court under section 8(4) of the SA.
A person must invoke the SRA's own appeals procedure before appealing to the High Court under this regulation, and may invoke the SRA's own appeals procedure before appealing to the High Court under section 8(4) of the SA.
Appeals under the SRA's own appeals procedure must be commenced within 28 days of notification of the SRA's initial decision.
Unless otherwise provided in rules of Court or in the relevant decision, an appeal to the High Court must be commenced within
21days afterthe date of the relevant decision, whether that is the SRA's initial decision or a decision under the SRA's own appeals procedure.
Under sections 8(4B) and 28(3F) of the SA the decision of the High Court is final.