Solicitors Regulation Authority
Digital Badge Installation Guide
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has partnered with Yoshki Ltd to develop a secure digital badge using the Yoshki Digital Smart Logo service.
The SRA digital badge will allow members of the public to easily identify that a website they are visiting belongs to a genuine SRA regulated firm. It will also provide visitors with easy access to information on the protections the firms’ regulated status provides to them.
Thanks to the software through which the badge is provided, only SRA regulated firms can use the digital badge.
By using the digital badge, the SRA can help the public make more informed choices and protect the online identity of firms.
Click the SRA Digital badge below to view an example of the verification information which your website visitors will see.
Yoshki’s website validation technology is a simple but important feature for the SRA Digital badge.
It ensures that the badge will only display on websites which are registered as belonging to regulated firms.
To prove to website visitors that the badge is genuine and your right to use it is current, a date field is included within the design, which will automatically update every day.
When someone clicks on the badge, they will be seamlessly redirected to SRA-hosted information confirming that the site belongs to a regulated firm, what this means, and what protections they benefit from when using a regulated provider.
Adding the SRA Digital badge to your website
Adding the SRA Digital badge to your website is a simple and quick process.
The badge is available in three different colour variations, as well as in Welsh. You are free to use whichever design suits your needs the best.
Once you have chosen the badge you wish to use, simply copy the associated HTML snippet and provide this to whoever administers your website. They can then paste this directly into whatever software is used to manage your site.
Full Colour SRA Digital Badge (English)
Black & White SRA Digital Badge (English)
Reverse Mono SRA Digital Badge (English)
Full Colour SRA Digital Badge (Welsh)
Black & White SRA Digital Badge (Welsh)
Troubleshooting and support
For the most up-to-date information or for support in installing the SRA digital badge, please visit http://yoshki.freshdesk.com Or email support – firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
Q – The link is not working/the badge does not display on my website
The digital badge will only work on websites which are already registered with the SRA as being operated by a regulated law firm.
To check that your website is registered/properly recorded with the SRA:
- log in to your mySRA account
- click on ‘My Organisations’
- click on your organisation’s name, then ‘Office Details’
- select ‘Edit’ on the relevant office
- update the ‘Website’ field then click ‘Save’
Please allow at least 24 hours after updating your details before adding the badge to your website.
Also please make sure that you’re not adding the HTML to development or testing sites; the SRA Digital Badge will only work on the specific website address provided to the SRA.
If you are still having issues please email: email@example.com
Q – How can I display the badge on more than one website I operate?
If you operate more than one website, you must provide the SRA with details of all the via this form
Please allow up to 5 working days from filling in this form before attempting to use the badge.
Q – Can I have the badge in a different colour/format?
The SRA digital badge is only available in the colours/format listed above, please choose the version which will best work with your site from these. Do not attempt to manipulate the badge.
The provided images are in the minimum size allowable, however we can supply in a larger size upon request.
Q – How can I use the badge on other channels – for example emails?
The badge can only be used on your website, where the verification technology will make sure it will only work for regulated firms. You are not allowed to reproduce it elsewhere.
Q – My website is responsive; will SRA Digital Smart logos work ok?
Yes, the SRA Digital Badge is fully responsive and optimised for mobile websites.
Q – How are you tracking usage and what data are you recording?
Yoshki uses Google Analytics to power their reporting functionality.
Through this reporting functionality, Yoshki and the SRA have access to the following data:
- which websites have implemented SRA Digital Badge code. This is to help prevent inappropriate usage of the SRA Digital Badge and to see which firms have adopted the service
- how many times SRA Digital Badge has been clicked – this is to help manage system performance and to gain insight into usage.
Yoshki does not access, record or store any additional data such as IP addresses, page navigation behaviour, etc.
Of the information we do access – set out above – it is only ever shared between the SRA and Yoshki, to facilitate the Digital Badge service.