mySRA updates

Manager changes and notification deadlines

Before you renew your practising certificates/registrations between 1-31 October, you need to make sure that the information we have about your firm is correct.

Below are all the manager changes and notification deadlines.

All applications should be submitted via email to our authorisation team.

Person/position How tell us of the change Deadline
Solicitor – deemed manager
Registered European Lawyer (REL) – deemed manager
Registered Foreign Lawyers (RFL) – deemed manager

A firm’s authorised signatory or organisation contact can add deemed approved manager posts for a firm via mySRA

These changes take effect immediately.

You should notify us within seven days of any change to your managers.

Solicitor – non deemed manager/owner
REL – non deemed manager/owner
RFL – non deemed manager/owner
Non-solicitor lawyer managers/owners
Non-lawyer managers/owners
Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP) / Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COFA)
Please complete the Individual Approval Application form (FA2) If you want new managers/owners to be seen within mySRA when the renewals window opens, you need to apply for approval by 17.00 on 31 August 2018.
Please note: complex applications may take longer than the usual 30 days – in some cases up to six months.
Solicitor – deemed owner
REL – deemed owner
RFL – deemed owner
Authorised body – deemed manager/owner
Please complete the Advance Notification form (FA4) If you want new managers/owners to be seen within mySRA when the renewals window opens, you need to submit a
notification by 17.00 on 14 September 2018.
Authorised body – non deemed manager/owner
Other legally qualified bodies and non-legally qualified manager/owners
Please complete the Entity manager/Owner approval Application form (FA3) If you want to add any additional managers/owners prior to renewals window - please email us.
Please note it can take up to three months for a decision.

Notifying us of succession

Please submit your notice of succession notification form by 17.00 on 31 August 2018 to make sure  we are able to process this ahead of our practising certificate renewals in October.

If you submit your form after that (between 1 September and 31 October 2018) there may be a delay. Please be aware that the fee that appears on your bulk renewal form will only be updated once your form has been processed.

If you want to send us your form after your bulk renewal application has been submitted, we may need to ask further questions or require additional fees. It may also delay the issuing of any certificates you requested.

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