CQS accreditation fees

Initial assessment and re-accreditation for the Conveyancing Quality Scheme includes an annual application and membership fee. Please do not make payment when submitting your application. On receipt of your application, the amount payable will be determined and an invoice will be sent to the individual applying for accreditation.

Initial accreditation

Application fees for initial accreditation are based on the number of partners at the practice.

Practice size Application fee
(ex VAT)
Membership fee
(ex VAT)
Total fees
(ex VAT
VAT Total
(inc VAT)
Sole practitioner £170.00 £227.00 £397.00 £79.40 £476.40  
2-4 partners £283.00 £340.00 £623.00 £124.60 £747.60  
5-10 partners £397.00 £453.00 £850.00 £170.00 £1,020.00  
11-20 partners £510.00 £567.00 £1,077.00 £215.40 £1,292.40  
21-50 partners £623.00 £680.00 £1,303.00 £260.60 £1,563.60  
50+ partners £1,076.00 £1,133.00 £2,209.00 £441.80 £2,650.80  

Re-accreditation

Application fees for re-accreditation are based on the number of partners at the practice.

Practice size  Application fee
(ex VAT) 
VAT Total
(inc VAT)
Sole practitioner £238.00 £47.60  £285.60  
2-4 partners £357.00 £71.40  £428.40  
5-10 partners  £476.00 £95.20  £571.20  
11-20 partners  £595.00  £119.00  £714.00   
21-50 partners £714.00  £142.80  £856.80  
50+ partners £1,190.00  £238.00  £1,428.00  

Mandatory training

Fees for mandatory training courses are payable directly to the Law Society's Professional Development Centre when the course has been booked.

Other fees

The following fee applies for certificate re-issue and appeals:

Other fees - Entity accreditations Total fee
(ex VAT)
VAT @ 20% Total
(inc VAT)
Certificate re-issue£10.00£2.00£12.00
Appeal against decision to refuse accreditation £258.00 £51.60 £309.60  

Contact us

If you have any queries about CQS, please contact the accreditation office:

Email: cqs@lawsociety.org.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7316 5550