SRA Licensing Authority application

Reference Number: 

SRA application to become a Licensing Authority

Status (20 June 2011): 
The LSB has now made its decision and has sent a recommendation to the Lord Chancellor.

The Law Society of England and Wales (TLS) is an Approved Regulator and has delegated its regulatory functions to the SRA. Although TLS is formally the applicant, the application refers to the SRA throughout.

Decision Period: 
25 March 2011 to 25 March 2012

Schedule 10, 13(1) of the Legal Services Act requires that the LSB must give a decision on an application being made to the Board. This can be extended to no more than 16 months (Schd 10, 13(4)).


The LSB is granting the application. Please see our Decision Notice for more information and click here for the final version Handbook (containing the proposed licensing rules)