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SRA Handbook

Applying for student enrolment

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Version 7 of the Handbook was published on 01/04/2013. For more information, please click 'History' Above

Regulation 13: Applying for student enrolment


We will only issue a certificate of enrolment if we are satisfied:


as to your character and suitability to become a solicitor; and


that you have a good knowledge of spoken and written English.


We may require you to attend before an adjudicator, adjudication panel or committee as appointed by us to consider any issues that arise from your application.

Guidance note:


Successfully completing the academic stage of training satisfies the requirement of 13.1(b). The QLD, CPE and Diploma in Law are only offered in English, and they demand a high level of written and verbal English skills in order to graduate/pass.