What is a Certificate of Good Standing?
A chartered lawyer who wants to become a manager of a recognised body may first need to obtain a ‘Certificate of Good Standing’. This can be obtained upon written request (on headed paper) from the institute you retain membership in. Before granting the certificate, your institute will consider any disciplinary action against the Fellow.
The certificate will/may provide the current management of the firm with confirmation that you are authorised to practice and that they are not subject to conditions that would preclude you from becoming a manager. The current management of the firm is responsible for obtaining this information and may have to supply it.