As any regular reader of this blog will know, I gave up practising last year. I therefore allowed my practising certificate to lapse and subsequently ignored the enquiry from the SRA asking whether I wished to keep my name on the roll of solicitors, blissfully forgetting that not being on the roll meant that I could no longer describe myself as a 'solicitor'. When I was notified of my removal from the roll I woke up to this fact and hastily sent off an application for restoration. Today I have been informed that my name is once again on the roll.
Of course, the more cynical reader may wonder quite why I would want to be known as a solicitor, given the low esteem in which the profession is held (hence the graphic above - I thought I'd make the joke before anyone else did), but I have my reasons. And lest anyone should think I have any intention of practising again, I can assure them that I do not - I may be mad, but not that mad.