Des Hudson, Chief Executive of the Law Society has written to all local Law Societies as follows:-
PC Renewal 2012-13
As I hope you will all be aware, the SRA has today (1 November 2012) confirmed that the PC renewal process has commenced and will run from now until 14 December. We have been working extremely hard with the SRA, providing funding and oversight
of the implementation of the enhanced system. I hope our members will find the experience much improved.
The SRA have made considerable efforts to help prepare members for the renewal process. They have also put a number of important measures in place to help support the profession during this period. Information is available on the SRA website PC Renewal Help and Guidance and through the SRA’s Contact Centre 0870 606 2555 which will be open for extended hours until 14 December 2012 – see the website for details.
If members are still unable to get the help they need, as last year, the Law Society’s Regional Management team will be available to support and offer any assistance they can to members and firms in this important period. They can be contacted on 029 2064 5254 or at email@example.com
Naturally we will be closely monitoring the progress of the renewal process and we would welcome any feedback or comments from you or member firms, both positive and negative. That way we can look to further improving the process and the system in the coming months.
We are committed to supporting the work of our colleagues at the SRA to ensure that all members and firms are aware that the process has begun, and that they understand the importance of attending promptly to the task of renewing their PC.