Training principals

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Glossary terms

training principal

means a solicitor or barrister nominated by an authorised training provider to oversee a period of recognised training within that organisation

authorised training provider

means a person authorised by the SRA under the SRA Education, Training and Assessment Provider Regulations to take on and train a trainee


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 person called to the Bar by one of the Inns of Court and who has completed pupillage and is authorised by the General Council of the Bar to practise as a barrister


means the Solicitors Regulation Authority


means prescribed by the SRA from time to time

period of recognised training

means training required under the SRA Authorisation of Individuals Regulations


means any person undertaking a period of recognised training

record of training

means a record created and maintained by a trainee, which contains details of the work they have performed as a trainee, how the trainee has acquired, applied and developed their skills by reference to the Practice Skills Standards and the trainee's reflections on their performance and development plans

character and suitability

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