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The Smartcard is a new member benefit from the Society which provides a secure digital signature and acts as a professional I.D. recognised across Europe.  It will replace the current practising certificate meaning the Society can offer a robust and reliable confirmation of credentials, helping reassure the public they are consulting a trusted legal advisor.

The Smartcard is being issued to members through a phased roll-out. If you have not yet received your submission form, please contact the Smartcard card team at  and we will send you your application form and instructions for completion.

If you've just received your Smartcard, check out the card-reader installation guide to get started.

Installation, Troubleshooting & Certificates

Have you just received your Smartcard? Find out how to install your card-reader.

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Prisons, courts & police

Find out about confirming a solicitor's identity.

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I.T. managers

Find out about integrating Smartcards and card-readers into your I.T. system.

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