FAQs about continuing competence

All solicitors must adopt our approach to continuing competence. This means that solicitors must reflect on their practice and undertake regular learning and development so their skills and knowledge remain up to date. All solicitors will need to make an annual declaration to us that they have done this. A toolkit is available to support solicitors and their employers in moving the new approach, plus we have frequently asked questions below.

Continuing competence basics

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For help with recording your learning and development see our toolkit.

See our toolkit for further information.



If you cannot complete all your activities you may wish to prioritise those which will best ensure you deliver a proper standard of service.


You need to decide how you deliver a proper standard of service in your role. 

See our overseas rules for further guidance.

Suspension of continuing competence

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