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    HiPlease keep this anonymous as it is extremely personal. It was perhaps more suited to another forum.I am applying for qualification with the SRA soon (to become a solicitor), but I have been involved in a minor incident for which I need to sign a community resolution (which is a warning, I think). If I do not sign it, I attend a voluntary interview, potentially leading to a charge.The SRA may refuse my application if I have received a warning.Could anyone please advise as to whether a low-level community resolution/warning is likely to result in me failing the suitability test?
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    Imo you need to review the rules, then of not satisfied consult the SRA for clarification. it's unclear a community resolution is a warning. If it isnt then that would seem a better option. Because its your future then I would think consulting a solicitor might be wise, but the SRA might give you enough clarification on the helpline.

    The suitability test is here.

    They are most concerned with offences of dishonesty, but the full list is there. I doubt you are at real risk, but they may ask questions about it if it has been recent. I know plenty who have had minor offences and not been prevented from qualifying. You should disclose it as not doing so would be considered a form of deception, which would cause even more trouble.

    Professional ethics helpline
    Run by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Professional ethics helpline gives advice on the SRA Handbook. Call from 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday.

    Telephone: 0370 606 2577
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