The Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales has launched a consultation on the possible reintroduction of the requirements for non-practising solicitors to complete an application to remain on the roll.

The need to reintroduce an application process for those without practicing certificates comes from a change in the law on the handling of personal data. It also gives the SRA the opportunity to ensure all of their data is up to date.

The consultation proposes reintroducing the ‘keeping of the roll’ exercise from April 2023 and would involve an administration fee between £30-£40.

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