We award accreditations to legal practices and solicitors 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 practice is accredited.

To find your nearest accredited solicitor, search our Find a Solicitor website  and then filter the results by ticking the ‘accredited specialists only’ box.

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Lexcel accreditation


Lexcel – the legal practice quality mark

Law firms that have our Lexcel Accreditation must follow rules and guidelines that help raise standards and promote a high-quality approach to practice management and client care. The Lexcel quality mark gives you peace of mind when choosing a provider of legal services.

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Children Law Accreditation logo


Solicitors who have our Children Law Accreditation are specialists in dealing with legal issues related to children, such as:

  • adoption
  • child protection
  • arrangements for children following family breakdown

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Clinical Negligence Accreditation logo

Clinical negligence

Our Clinical Negligence Accreditation is the quality mark for legal experts who can help when a healthcare professional (for example a doctor, surgeon, nurse, therapist or dentist) has provided care that was below an acceptable standard.

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CQS logo


Our Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) is the recognised quality mark for legal experts in buying or selling property. It’s trusted by some of the UK’s biggest lenders. Our members can advise you on buying or selling a home and leasehold issues.

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Criminal Litigation Accreditation logo

Criminal litigation

If you’ve been charged with a criminal offence, you’ll want the best possible representation. Our Criminal Litigation Accreditation shows that solicitors are committed to treating you fairly and providing a high standard of service in criminal law.

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Family Law Accreditation logoFamily Law Advanced Accreditation logo

Family law

Our Family Law and Family Law Advanced Accreditations are the quality marks for family lawyers. Our accredited family lawyers are experts who can give you legal advice on issues such as:

  • marriage
  • separation
  • divorce
  • arrangements for children
  • adoption

They understand that family issues can be personal and sometimes difficult. They’re committed to dealing with each case thoughtfully and sensitively. 

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Family Mediation Accreditation logo

Family mediation

When a relationship ends, family mediation can help you resolve things without going to court. This can avoid disputes and save you time and money.

Our accredited family mediation experts can help you work out issues such as divorce, parenting arrangements and finances. They’re trained to help you in talking together to agree a solution that works for you both.

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Immigration and Asylum Accreditation logoImmigration Law Advanced logo

Immigration and asylum

Our Immigration and Asylum Accreditation is the quality mark for legal practitioners who deal with visa and immigration issues. If your case is complicated, you can look for a member of our Immigration Law Advanced Accreditation.

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Mental Capacity Accreditation logo

Mental capacity

If you need legal help for mental capacity issues, for yourself or for someone who depends on you, you’ll want a solicitor with specialist knowledge.

Our Mental Capacity (Welfare) accredited practitioners are recognised for their expertise in mental capacity law and can offer advice on health and welfare matters. They’ll work closely with vulnerable people and their families to understand and protect the client’s best interests.

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Mental Health Accreditation logo

Mental health

Our Mental Health accredited practitioners can advise and represent patients who may be placed or who are already in hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983 (‘sectioned’).

They can also help you with:

  • wills and probate
  • Court of Protection cases
  • powers of attorney
  • care orders

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Personal Injury Accreditation logo

Personal injury

If you’ve been injured, you may be able to get compensation for any earnings you’ve lost. Our accredited experts will be able to tell you:

  • if you have a case
  • how much compensation you might get
  • how much it will cost you

If you have a case, they can make a claim for you.

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WIQS logo

Wills and inheritance

When making a will it’s vital that you get advice you can rely on. Our Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS) is the recognised quality mark for legal experts in drafting wills and dealing with someone’s estate after they die.

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Making a complaint

If you have a complaint about one of our accredited members, email us or call 020 7316 5550.

Find out more about how to complain about a solicitor

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