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Family Law Advanced Accreditation

  • Update

    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.

    What is the Family Law Advanced Accreditation Scheme?

    The Family Law Advanced Accreditation covers specialist areas of family law work.

    Members will have shown that they have and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in selected, specialist areas of family law. Members will have demonstrated those skills in two or more areas, comprising:

    • children law private
    • child abduction and wardship
    • cohabitation
    • violence in the home
    • advice in and conduct of ancillary relief
    • international issues
    • complex asset cases

    Further details can be found in our Family Law Advanced Accreditation guidance (PDF 100kb).

    Who's a member?

    To view all current members of our Family Law Advanced Accreditation Scheme download a list of members (PDF 669kb), 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.

    How do I apply?

    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. Download and complete:

    3. Download and complete the appropriate Section 2 form:

    4. A fee is applicable for each application. See the fee schedule (PDF 238kb) for full details of accreditation costs.

    5. Email your completed application form to us at:
    accreditation@lawsociety.org.uk.

    We will contact you to confirm the amount payable once we have checked and start processing your application.

    When emailing your application, please do not send files exceeding 18MB. If necessary, please send your supporting documents in separate emails.

    Contact us

    If you have any queries about our Family Law Advanced Accreditation, please don't hesitate to contact our accreditation office for guidance:

    Email: accreditation@lawsociety.org.uk
    Phone: 020 7320 5797

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  • Further help or support

    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:accreditation@
    lawsociety.org.uk