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Application for restoration to the roll

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Regulation 8: Application for restoration to the roll


A person whose name has been removed from the roll may apply to the SRA for his or her name to be restored to the roll.


This regulation does not apply if:


the Tribunal has made an order prohibiting the restoration of the person's name to the roll except by order of the Tribunal; or


the person's name has been struck off the roll.


The SRA shall not restore a person's name to the roll unless satisfied as to that person's character and suitability to be a solicitor.

Guidance note


The SRA will satisfy itself as to a person's character and suitability in a number of ways. These may include, but are not limited to, CRB disclosures and Police National Computer checks, as well as self-disclosure, in accordance with the Suitability Test. This will be in addition to taking into account the factors set out in regulations 10 and 11.