The SRA Handbook is no longer in effect. It was replaced by the SRA Standards and Regulations on 25 November 2019.
Disclosure of character and suitability issuesBack to version 21
Version 9 of the Handbook was published on 01/04/2014. For more information, please click 'History' Above
Regulation 34: Disclosure of character and suitability issues
Failure to report character and suitability issues at the stages described in regulations 34.1, 34.2, and 34.3 will be regarded as a serious breach of our admission requirements and may result in your application for admission being refused.
Matters that may affect your suitability to be admitted as a solicitor will include (but are not limited to) criminal convictions, police cautions, reprimands and final warnings together with financial problems such as bankruptcy or entering into voluntary arrangements, and academic offences including plagiarism. You should read the SRA Suitability Test for our requirements on character and suitability.