Family Law Accreditation

Our Family Law Accreditation is a recognised quality standard for family law practitioners.

The accreditation covers all types of family law work except public law Children Act work, which is covered by our Children Law Accreditation.


To apply for the Family Law Accreditation, you must be either a:

  • solicitor
  • chartered legal executive

You must be able to show that you have a high level of competence and knowledge in family law by having at least:

  • 1,000 chargeable hours of general litigation experience in the last three years
  • 350 chargeable hours of family law experience in the last five years

How to apply

To apply for accreditation, you’ll need to submit a detailed application.

The accreditation process takes around six to eight weeks.

It can take longer if we receive high volumes of applications or if you do not give us all the information we need.

Find out how to apply


Membership of the accreditation lasts for five years.

You can apply to be re-accredited up to three months before your accreditation expires.

Find out about re-accreditation


You’ll need to pay an application fee to be accredited.

We’ll send you an invoice when we receive your application.

Application fees are not-refundable.

Application Cost Total (including VAT)
Initial accreditation £515 £618
Re-accreditation £464 £556.80 

Other fees Cost Total (including VAT)
Late application £103 £123.60
Certificate re-issue £10 £12
Appeal against decision to refuse accreditation £258 £309.60

Promoting your accreditation

We have a range of materials such as logos, certificates and window stickers for you to use. 

Order promotional materials

Current members

Download a list of Family Law Accreditation members (PDF 666 KB).

This list is updated monthly.

If you’re a member of the public, you can find accredited members in your area by postcode using Find a Solicitor.

Contact us

Call: 020 7320 5797


Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

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