Commencement, revocation, and transitional provisions

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Glossary terms


means the Solicitors Regulation Authority

Qualifying Law Degree

means a degree which meets the requirements of the Joint Statement


means the Common Professional Examination, namely, a course, including assessments and examinations, approved by the SRA on behalf of the SRA and Bar Standards Board for the purposes of completing the academic stage of training for those who have not satisfactorily completed a Qualifying Law Degree

Exempting Law Degree

means a Qualifying Law Degree incorporating a Legal Practice Course, approved by the SRA

Integrated Course

means a course incorporating the foundations of legal knowledge as set out in the Academic Stage Handbook and the Legal Practice Course

Legal Practice Course

means a course provided by an authorised education provider which meets the prescribed requirements

period of recognised training

means training required under the SRA Authorisation of Individuals Regulations


means a person who has been admitted as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and whose name is on the roll, save that in the SRA Indemnity Insurance Rules and the MTC this includes a person who practises as a solicitor whether or not the person has in force a practising certificate, and also includes practice under home title of a former REL who has become a solicitor



means a foreign lawyer registered in the register of foreign lawyers


means a European lawyer registered in the register of European lawyers