Existing firm applications
Apply for temporary emergency approval/authorisation
Updated 17 August 2016
Who is this application for?
You must apply for temporary emergency authorisation of a new partnership when an authorised body, which is a partnership, splits. You must notify us within seven days.
You must apply for temporary emergency authorisation of a recognised sole practice where a sole practitioner of an existing recognised sole practice has died. This application can only be made by a solicitor or Registered European Lawyer (REL) who is:
- the sole practitioner’s executor;
- a practice manager appointed by the sole practitioner’s personal representatives; or
- an employee of the existing recognised sole practice FA7
You need to tell us immediately (within seven calendar days) if your authorised body:
- unexpectedly ceases to have a COLP or COFA
- if the existing COLP or COFA is unable to fulfil the role.
When we say 'unexpectedly' we mean a unforeseen event. For example sudden and unexpected sick leave, or dismissal of an employee.
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