Individual accreditations

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.

Children

Children Law Accreditation logoOur 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.

Clinical negligence

Clinical Negligence Accreditation logoOur 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.

Criminal litigation

Criminal Litigation Accreditation logoOur 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

Family Law and Family Law Advanced Accreditation logosOur Family Law and Family Law Advanced Accreditations are quality marks for family lawyers.

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.

Family mediation

Family Mediation Accreditation logoOur 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 and Asylum Accreditation logosOur Immigration and Asylum Law and Immigration Law Advanced Accreditations are recognised quality standards for practitioners providing immigration advice under legal aid contracts.

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

Lawyers for your Business logoOur 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.

Local government

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

Mental capacity

Mental Capacity Accreditation logoOur 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.

Mental health

Mental Health Accreditation logoOur 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.

Personal injury

Personal Injury Accreditation logoOur 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.

We also award firm accreditations to legal practices who meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service in specific areas of law.

Find out more about firm accreditations

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