News release

SRA begins revocation of practising certificates

We have written today to those solicitors who have failed to complete the process for renewal of their practising certificates, or registration.

Applications should have been completed by 31 October 2014 and we have sent several reminders to solicitors who have not submitted their renewals. We have also reminded firms which did not submit their bulk renewal applications by the end of October.

Paul Philip, Chief Executive, said: "It would be unfair to the vast majority of solicitors who pay their fees to allow those that don't, after a number of reminders, to remain in practice."

Further information on the revocations process is available at


Note to editors

Firms and individuals needing support can get in touch with our Contact Centre on 0370 606 2555.

The Contact Centre opening hours are:

  • 8am to 6pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • 9.30am to 6pm, Tuesday

Alternatively, those wishing to seek advice from Professional Ethics should ring on 0370 606 2577 (inside the UK). Professional Ethics opening hours are: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. For international telephone enquiries, call +44 (0)121 329 6800

Individuals who have decided they do not want to renew, nor do they wish to remain on the Roll, should:

  • update their mySRA profile, and either:
  • complete a non-renewal of practising certificate or registration notification form, see or
  • complete form KR2 to remove their name from the roll, accessible at
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