Admission forms and fees

27 April 2020

During the coronavirus outbreak, we encourage you to send your Admission Application form (AD1) to us through email rather than in the post. This is to make sure the form is processed in good time ahead of your expected admission date. Please email your form, and any relevant documentation, to

To pay, please complete the relevant sections of the methods of payment form, and send it with your completed application once you have instructed your bank to send payment direct.

If you have any questions, please contact us by emailing

Applications for admission are now being considered for 2 December 2019 onwards.

The Character and Suitability Assessment form is for you to find out if you have the character and suitability to be admitted as a solicitor. You can use this at any time before applying for admission. You only need to complete this form if you have any issues to disclose under our Assessment of Character and Suitability Rules.

Our decision on your early assessment of character and suitability is not binding. However, providing you have no other issues to disclose, we usually uphold this decision when you apply for admission.

Before sending us any of these forms, you must complete the pre-admission screening process.

Our service levels

AD1 Any application with a character and suitability issue disclosed AD15 Screening AD1 with QLTR work experience
30 days 6 months 4 months 6 weeks 3 months

Admission fees

AD1 AD15 Screening
£100 £500 £39

Practising certificate fee 2019/2020

1 November 2019 to 31 December 2019 inclusive 1 January 2020 to 31 March 2020 inclusive 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020 inclusive 1 July 2020 to 31 October 2020 inclusive
£338 £281 £223 £166

These fees include a £60 contribution towards the Compensation Fund. Employees of the Crown Prosecution Service do not need to pay this and should deduct it from their fee.

Methods of payment

See ways to pay.