Personal Injury Accreditation
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.
- ensures that clients can identify you as a legal practitioner with proven competency in personal injury law
- demonstrates that you comply with a best practice quality mark that clients can trust
- shows that you maintain relevant standards of competency and expertise in the field through re-accreditation
To apply for the accreditation, you must be one of the following:
- a solicitor
- a member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX)
You must also be able to show that you have:
- personally conducted personal injury matters for claimants or defendants for at least three years
- experience of taking or defending at least 10 cases to reach costs and case management conference, with at least one case being set down for trial
- demonstrable experience of handling at least two issued claims involving a dispute on liability and one claim involving a minor or protected party
If you do not exactly meet the entry criteria, we’ll consider your application if you can demonstrate a detailed and up-to-date understanding of personal injury litigation.
For example, you may be in a supervisory role where your caseload is small but consists of high-value, complex cases.
CILEx applicants should have passed the institute's civil litigation and tort papers before applying.
How to apply
To apply for accreditation, you’ll need to:
- meet the eligibility requirements
- submit a detailed application and portfolio
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.
Membership of the accreditation lasts for three years.
You can apply to be re-accredited up to three months before your accreditation expires.
The cost of the accreditation is made up of an application fee and a membership fee.
We’ll send you an invoice when we receive your application.
Application fees are not-refundable.
|Application||Application fee (excluding VAT)||Membership fee (excluding VAT)||Total (including VAT)|
|Other fees||Total fee (excluding VAT)||Total (including VAT)|
|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.
This list is updated monthly.
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