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No I don't have any documents anymore as these were lost in a house fire. I did go into lecturing and have been trying to make enquiries with the establishment I taught at to see if they still have copies of my certificates as I can remember providing these to prove that I was a qualified Solicitor and therefore suitable to teach law. If they don't have these then all paper trails have been lost.
I qualified in 1999 and studied at Nottingham Trent University, I finished my training contract in 2001.
They told me that all of my records were transferred from them to the SRA in 2007/2008. I stopped practicing in or around February 2008 so they felt that there must be an administration error in that my records were not transferred over correctly or my details were inputted incorrectly by the SRA. The SRA have no record of me. They also say that where I did my training contract should be registered by the SRA however, they cannot find a record of this. I have started an investigation via the SRA but they have already checked all databases they hold and cannot find me. I informed the Law Society of this but they said my only recourse is through the SRA and not them.
The Firm I worked for have said that the Department I worked in was closed down and the Partner of that Department has since left the Firm so not very helpful at all.