Our Clinical Negligence Accreditation is a recognised quality standard for practitioners representing claimants in clinical negligence matters.
Membership of the accreditation lasts for three years.
Re-accreditation is a way of assuring clients and key stakeholders that you're up to date with changes in clinical negligence law practice and procedure.
You can apply to be re-accredited up to three months before your accreditation expires.
You must have completed at least 10 hours of relevant professional development events in each of the three years prior to applying for re-accreditation.
Your accreditation may be withdrawn if you do not re-apply before your current accreditation expires.
Step 1: Read the guidance
Before you begin your application, you must read the:
- general scheme application criteria and guidance (PDF 345 KB)
- re-accreditation guidance notes (PDF 460 KB)
Step 2: Complete the application forms
To apply, you must complete:
- the re-accreditation application form (Word 1 MB)
- the re-accreditation application portfolio form (Word 1 MB) – using the template in the form you must provide three case reports, taken from work completed during the last three years
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.
Step 4: Pay the re-accreditation fee
We’ll send you an invoice when we receive your application.
The re-accreditation fee is £618 (VAT included).
What happens next
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.
If your application is unsuccessful, we’ll refund your membership fee.
You may appeal against our decision.
If you have any questions about the application process, contact our accreditations team.
Call: 020 7320 5797
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday