News release

SRA announces start of keeping of the roll

This year's keeping of the roll exercise will begin on Wednesday 7 May, the SRA has announced.

Solicitors without a practising certificate who wish to remain on the roll will once again be able to complete the process online through the mySRA portal. The fee will be £20 and payment will be taken by credit/debit card as part of the online application process.

Solicitors whose names have been on the roll for 50 years or more do not have to pay a fee under the Keeping of the Roll Regulations 2011 but will still need to complete an application. The SRA will be contacting all individuals eligible to stay on the roll in May, setting out the timescale and requesting them to complete the relevant application online through mySRA.

Applications need to be completed by Wednesday, 2 July.

Solicitors without a practising certificate who have not yet activated their mySRA account and who wish to remain on the roll, will be receiving a letter in early May asking them to do so as a matter of urgency so that the SRA's contact details for them are updated. By following the instructions in the letter the account will be activated.

Completed applications and payment have to be made by the notified deadline, otherwise individuals may be removed from the roll of solicitors.

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