Registered foreign lawyer renewal

Every multinational practice must have at least one lawyer from an alternative jurisdiction approved by the Society. These individuals are known as Registered Foreign Lawyers (RFLs).

RFLs are invited by email to renew their registration with us once a year online by 31 October.

In the past, RFLs have been required to provide us with a certificate of good standing from the SRA when they renew their registration. However, this is no longer a requirement. (New RFLs and those who have been without RFL status for more than 12 months will still need to provide a certificate of good standing).

There's more information on RFLs in our Rules and Guidance section.