How to apply

Clinical Negligence Accreditation logoOur Clinical Negligence Accreditation is a recognised quality standard for practitioners representing claimants in clinical negligence matters.

To apply for accreditation, you’ll need to:

  • meet the eligibility requirements
  • submit a detailed application
  • submit a portfolio

Step 1: Read the guidance

Before you begin your application, you must read the:

Step 2: Complete the application forms

Complete the application form (Word 1 MB) and the application portfolio form (Word 1 MB).

As part of the application form, you'll need to provide a list of anonymised matters in your current caseload. If you cannot provide your own case management report or caseload spreadsheet, use our caseload template (Excel 30 KB).

Step 3: Submit your application

Your completed application is made up of:

  • your application form
  • your application portfolio form
  • anonymised printout of current matter listing

Do not send files larger than 18 MB. If necessary, send your supporting documents in separate emails.

Submit your application by email

Step 4: Pay the application fee

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

The initial application fee is £618 (VAT included).

Read about the cost of the Clinical Negligence Accreditation

Step 5: Accreditation

Your application will be reviewed by an independent or external assessor from our panel of assessors.

We’ll let you know the outcome of your application once we’ve received your payment.

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.

Appeals

If your application is unsuccessful, we’ll refund your membership fee.

You may appeal against our decision.

Read our appeals policy

Contact us

If you have any questions about the application process, contact our accreditations team.

Call: 020 7320 5797

Email: accreditation@lawsociety.org.uk

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