On 21 May 2014, the Solicitors Regulation Authority Board agreed to implement a new approach to ensure solicitors remain competent to practice. The new approach will be implemented for all solicitors from 1 November 2016. However, as of 1 April 2015, solicitors can choose to move to the new approach immediately.
The implementation of the new approach affects how solicitors meet their continuing professional development (CPD) requirements until 1 November 2016. Until 31 October 2016, solicitors can choose either:
- to follow existing CPD requirements; or
- to adopt the new approach to continuing competence.
From 1 November 2014 SRA ceased to recognize the authorization process for training providers. This has the effect that no learning and development activities will be accredited.
For more information, contact Solicitors Regulation Authority at:
Solicitors Regulation Authority
199 Wharfside Street
Birmingham, B1 1RN
Phone: 0370 606 2555 inside the UK/ +44 (0)121 329 6800 for international callers