Please note that the Family Law Advanced Accreditation will be moving to a process whereby we accept applications all year and not isolated to rounds. This will happen with immediate effect.
Once an application is received and processed by the accreditation office, an acknowledgment email will be sent to the applicant. Shortly thereafter a second email will be sent to advise the case studies that are to be completed. Applicants will have two weeks to return the completed case studies to us.
Please note that extensions will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.
The Family Law Advanced Accreditation covers specialist areas of family law work.
Members will have shown that they have and will maintain the required level of competence and knowledge, as defined by the Law Society, in selected, specialist areas of family law. Members will have demonstrated those skills in two or more areas, comprising:
Further details can be found in our Family Law Advanced Accreditation guidance (PDF 100kb).
To view all current members of our Family Law Advanced Accreditation Scheme download a list of members (PDF 570kb), this list is updated each month. Members of the public can also search accredited members in their area by postcode through our Find a Solicitor website.
In order to complete the application process for the Family Law Advanced Accreditation, please follow the steps below:
1. Read the general application criteria and guidance (PDF 125kb), which is applicable to all Law Society accreditations and the Family Law Advanced Accreditation guidance (PDF 95kb).
2. Initial applicants should download and complete:
3. Re-accreditation applicants should download and complete:
4. A fee is applicable for each application. See the fee schedule (PDF 230kb) for full details of accreditation costs.
5. Email your completed application form to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.When emailing your application, please do not send files exceeding 18MB. If necessary, please send your supporting documents in separate emails.
If you have any queries about our Family Law Advanced Accreditation, please don't hesitate to contact our accreditation office for guidance:
Email: email@example.com Phone: 020 7320 5797
If you need any further guidance or support, please contact the Accreditation Unit on:
Telephone: 0207 320 5797 (lines are open 09:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday) Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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