11 September 2018
The practising certificate and registration renewals window opens on 1 October and runs until 31 October 2018.
Renew early and make sure you are authorised for the next 12 months. Help and guidance is available to support those completing applications here:
Practising fees for 2018/19 have now been agreed. They help cover the cost of running the SRA, the Law Society, Legal Services Board, Legal Ombudsman and Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
Individual fees for the practising year 2018/19 will remain the same at £278. Firm fees are based on turnover.
Compensation Fund contributions for solicitors will increase by £50 - from £40 to £90. Firm contributions will increase by £902, from £778 to £1,680.
The level of contributions is set by our Board, taking into account historical and existing claims, and analysis of future claims.Key risks to the profession, including solicitor involvement in dubious investment schemes, has led to an increase of the levy for the second year running.