FAQs about keeping of the roll

Browse FAQs about applying to stay on the roll of solicitors or restoring/removing your name to/from the roll. To begin, select a topic below.

You can also browse FAQs about using mySRA and FAQs about the renewal of practising certificates (PCs), registration and recognition.

Information about staying on the roll

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You no longer have to pay a fee or complete an application each year. 

We will complete a keeping of the roll exercise when we need to check that the information we hold is correct. 

So that we can contact you, please keep your professional and personal details up to date in your mySRA account. 

Our mySRA user guide for individuals will help you to change your details.

  • You can call yourself a non-practising solicitor.
  • You remain a member of the Law Society.
  • You have continued Council member voting rights.
  • You can use the Chancery Lane library.
  • You can get discounted prices on products and services for you and your business.

 

Our user guide will help you to activate your account.

Restoring or removing your name to or from the roll

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The fee is £20. 

Our user guide will help you to complete the restoration to the roll application.

There is no fee. 

If you choose to remove your name your membership of the Law Society will stop and you will need to refer to yourself as a former solicitor. 

Our user guide will help you to complete the removal from the roll application.

mySRA user support

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If you need to reset your password you should select Forgotten password? from the left menu. 

Enter your user name and press Submit

An email will be sent to the email address on our records. 

Click on the link in the email and you will be directed back to the forgotten password page. 

Enter your user name and create and confirm a new password. 

The link is valid for 60 minutes from the time it is requested.

Go to mySRA, click Log in, and then select Forgotten password? from the left menu. 

Enter your user name and press Submit

An email will be sent to the email address on our records. 

Click on the link in the email and you will be directed back to the forgotten password page. 

Enter your user name and create and confirm a new password. 

The link is valid for 60 minutes from the time it is requested.

Go to mySRA, click Log in and select Forgotten username? from the left menu. 

Enter the email address that we have on record for you. Your user name will be emailed to that address.

If you do not receive it please contact us.

 

You will be sent a new activation letter in 5 to 7 days. 

The code will remain valid for 28 days. 

If you do not receive the letter please contact us

We cannot provide activation codes by email.

A modern PC capable of running Windows (XP, 7 or 8) and Internet Explorer 8 or 11. 

If you are using a PC with Windows 10 you can currently access Internet Explorer 11. This may change at any time, therefore you are advised to use Windows 7 or 8 where possible. 

You can check the Microsoft website for the minimum recommended specifications. 

Browser type

For the best experience with mySRA, we recommend Internet Explorer 11. 

There are known issues with other browsers (such as Mozilla Firefox or Safari). You may be able to complete all or part of an application using other browsers but we cannot guarantee you will be able to submit it successfully. 

Email settings

Please ensure that sra.org.uk will not be blocked by your email spam filter. This will ensure that SRA emails are not added to your trash or junk email folder. 

Network connectivity 

Broadband-type connection or equivalent high-speed connection. If you need guidance on any of the above matters please seek independent technical advice.

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