The SRA must act more quickly to investigate allegations against solicitors who have been refused a practising certificate, urges Susanna Heley

It's that time of year again. Three months after the deadline for renewal of practising certificates, the decisions taken by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to impose conditions or even refuse applications start to filter onto the SRA website.

Having a condition imposed on your practising certificate can often be burden enough - it has been described quite evocatively as a 'death knell' for a solicitor's career in some circumstances. Think, though, of those who are refused a practising certificate.

A solicitor without a practising certificate is faced with particular regulatory concerns. They have all the burden of being a solicitor, including restrictions that may affect their employment, ...

Jean Yves


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