We award individual accreditations to solicitors and legal professionals who meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service in specific areas of law.
Look for our quality mark logos on legal practices’ websites, printed material or offices to check whether a solicitor or legal professional is accredited.
Our Children Law Accreditation is a recognised quality standard for practitioners representing children in children law proceedings.
The accreditation covers all types of children law work and is recognised by the Legal Aid Agency.
It’s a way for clients and professionals (such as guardians) to choose a qualified practitioner when a child needs representation.
Our Clinical Negligence Accreditation is a recognised quality standard for practitioners representing claimants in clinical negligence matters.
The accreditation covers work you do on cases involving any act of negligence, breach of contract and/or statutory duty where the claimant has sustained injuries in the course of medical or dental care.
Our Criminal Litigation Accreditation is a recognised quality standard for practitioners in criminal litigation.
It covers all types of criminal law work.
You must have the accreditation to be included on local duty solicitor rotas under the Criminal Defence Service Duty Solicitor Arrangements 2001.
Family Law covers all types of family law work except public law Children Act work and Family Law Advanced covers specialist areas of family law work.
Our Family Mediation Accreditation is a recognised quality standard for family mediators.
Accreditation qualifies you to carry out and conduct legal aid funded mediation.
Immigration and asylum
Immigration Law Advanced is for senior caseworkers with a high level of understanding of law and practice who have managed a range of complex cases.
Lawyers for your business
Our Lawyers For Your Business (LFYB) membership scheme helps you find long-term clients in the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector.
LFYB is designed for smaller practices who want to win new business in the SME sector and help guide business development in their community.
The Diploma in Local Government Law and Practice is a one-year self-study course which can help:
- you improve your knowledge of local government law and practice
- demonstrate your commitment to the field
- your career progression to more senior posts
Our Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation is a recognised quality standard for practitioners who offer advice on health and welfare matters under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
It helps clients to confidently choose a practitioner with mental capacity expertise and experience of working closely with vulnerable individuals and their families.
The accreditation has been approved by the Court of Protection.
Our Mental Health Accreditation is a recognised quality standard for practitioners representing patients in proceedings under the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA).
It covers all proceedings brought before the First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health).
The accreditation’s a way for clients and their representatives to choose a qualified practitioner when a person detained under the MHA needs representation.
Our Personal Injury Accreditation is a recognised quality standard for practitioners representing victims and their dependents in personal injury matters.
The accreditation covers all work done on behalf of claimants and their dependents, who have suffered personal injuries or fatal injuries as a result of an alleged act of negligence or breach of statutory duty.
Risk and compliance
Our Risk and Compliance Accreditation is a quality mark for individuals to demonstrate that they have expertise in risk and compliance, legal practice or anti-money laundering
It covers risk and compliance in the legal sector across three levels:
- Advanced (Legal Practice)
- Advanced (Anti-Money Laundering)
We also award firm accreditations to legal practices who meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service in specific areas of law.