The SRA Handbook is no longer in effect.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

SRA Handbook


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Version 8 of the Handbook was published on 01/10/2013. For more information, please click 'History' Above

Part 1: Interpretation

Regulation 1: Interpretation and definitions


The SRA Handbook Glossary 2012 shall apply and, unless the context otherwise requires:


all italicised terms shall be defined; and


all terms shall be interpreted;

in accordance with the Glossary.

Regulation 2: Compliance with these regulations


You must have:


satisfactorily completed the academic stage;


satisfactorily completed the vocational stage; and


otherwise complied with these regulations;

to be admitted as a solicitor.