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Changes to how the Higher Rights of Audience assessment operates
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Date: Mon 23 Aug 2021 11:12

Following a public consultation, the SRA is changing how the civil and criminal Higher Rights of Audience (HRA) assessments operate.

This means that from:

  • 31 January 2021 candidates will be assessed against revised criminal and civil HRA standards
  • 1 April 2021 only solicitors can take the criminal and civil HRA assessments.

If you have not been admitted as a solicitor and want to take the criminal and/or civil HRA assessments before qualifying, you must complete the assessment before 1 April 2021.

If you have not passed the assessments in full by 1 April 2021, you will need to wait until after you are admitted as a solicitor to take them. This includes some who have only partly completed the assessment by 1 April 2021 and those needing to take resits beyond this date.

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