Licence Renewal 2017


Getting ready for licence renewal

Over the summer we are checking we have the right contact person within each firm for practice licence renewal and the bulk renewal of individual licences this year.

We will be contacting all Manager CLC Lawyers and Heads of Legal Practice (HOLP's) by email to confirm the details of their Nominated Practice Contact (NPC) who will be the main point of contact for practice and bulk renewals. You should expect to receive the email from the Licensing Team in the week of 12th June.

We will also be contacting all individuals on Wednesday 14th June for verification of your place of work. Make sure you look out for the email from the Licensing Team. 

Feedback on last year's licence renewal process was very positive. We need your help now to make further improvements this year. 

Read on for more important information about licence renewal 2017. 


Simplifying your licence number

We have been maintaining multiple format ID numbers for practices and individuals since we migrated to a new database in 2015. Now we are tidying up those formats. 

We are planning a transition to the new numbering system over the 2017-2018 licensing year.


Individual licences

All individual licences will move to the new numbering system by 1st November 2017. Examples of existing numbering formats are illustrated below:

  • 1234(5) (if your licence number is currently displayed in this format, it will not change)
  • 1234(5) / 123456 (licence numbers in this format will change to the new, simpler format)
  • 1234(5) / 1A3B5C7 (licence numbers in this format will change to the new, simpler format)


Practice licences

All Practice licences will move to the new format by 1st November 2018. 

We know that some of your practice's marketing material may display your current Practice Licence number and we have set this longer timetable to ensure you are able to continue to use your existing stock and to provide sufficient time for you to plan for the changeover in your marketing materials.

An example of how your new licence number will be displayed for the 2017-18 licence year could be "Licence Number: 1234(5) (Previously 1234/567891)."

If you are planning on creating new marketing materials you can opt to have the new number on a reissued licence any time before 1st November 2017 by emailing Alternatively, you will need to use your new 4 or 5 digit licence number in your marketing materials by 1st November 2018