Family Law Advanced Accreditation

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

The accreditation covers specialist areas of family law work.

It’s a way for you to show that you’re an expert in your area of family law.

Eligibility

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

You do not need to be a member of our Family Law Accreditation.

You must have done at least 550 chargeable hours of family law work in the last three years.

You must have a general knowledge and awareness of:

  • family law (not just your chosen specialist areas)
  • the law outside of family law including, for example, knowledge of the law relation to will and transfers of property

You must be able to show that you have in-depth knowledge and understanding of at least two of the following areas:

  • children law private
  • child abduction and wardship
  • cohabitation
  • violence in the home
  • advice in and conduct of ancillary relief
  • international issues
  • complex asset cases

How to apply

To apply for accreditation, you’ll need to submit a detailed application and pass an assessment.

The application process takes around six to eight weeks. It can take longer if we receive high volumes of applications or if you do not send us all the information we need.

Find out how to apply

Additional areas

If you're an accredited member, you can add up to two specialist areas (as listed above).

Find out how to apply

Re-accreditation

Membership lasts for five years.

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

Find out more about re-accreditation

Cost

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

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

Application Cost Total (including VAT)
Initial application £500 £600
Additional module £150 £180
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.

Get your Family Law Advanced Accreditation logo

Order promotional materials

Current members

Download a list of Family Law Advanced Accreditation members (PDF 570 KB)

This list is updated monthly.

If you’re a member of the public, you can search for accredited members by postcode.

Contact us

Call: 020 7320 5797

Email: accreditation@lawsociety.org.uk

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