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After you have qualified

Posted: 28 August 2019

Admission to the roll

Once you’ve finished your professional training, you can apply to be registered with the SRA. The register is known as the roll of solicitors in England and Wales.

Once registered, you can apply for your first practising certificate. This lets you practise as a solicitor.

The SRA will contact you to arrange pre-admission screening eight weeks before the end of your training.

The SRA will then send you an AD1 application form six weeks before the end of your training. You’ll need to complete this form to be admitted to the roll of solicitors and receive your practising certificate.

Once you’re admitted you’ll automatically become a member of the Law Society.

Further professional development

Once you’ve qualified you should continue to learn and develop to progress in your career; and make sure you meet the SRA’s minimum level of competence to continue to practise.

Read about continuing competence