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Approval of role holders

This guidance is about how we approve persons to be managers, owners or compliance officers of firms we regulate.

Vocational training for trainee solicitors - Guidance

Guidance: To help you understand the steps you need to take to complete the vocational part of training to become a solicitor.

Responsibilities of COLPs and COFAs - Guidance

Guidance: To assist COLPs and COFAs in understanding their duties and responsibilities.

Glossary terms


means the Solicitors Regulation Authority

character and suitability

includes fitness and propriety under rule 13.1 of the SRA Authorisation of Firms Rules


means a European lawyer registered in the register of European lawyers


means a foreign lawyer registered in the register of foreign lawyers