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Specialist Accreditation Scheme

The Law Society of NSW operates the Specialist Accreditation Scheme to help the general public identify solicitors who have demonstrated proficiency in a particular area of law. Solicitors who fulfil the requirements of the Scheme are entitled to use, after their name, the words ‘Accredited Specialist’ in the nominated area of practice.

Only individual solicitors can be Accredited Specialists, not firms.

If you are a member of the public and would like to know more about the Specialist Accreditation Scheme please visit For the Community

Accredited Specialists


Renewing accreditation

2015 program

Updates, information and materials for annual renewal. More…2015 program areas, benefits of gaining accreditation. More…

 Specialist policies

How to apply

Policies, requirements and support. More…2015 Guide to Application and Assessment, application form. More...

 Promoting accreditation

Assessment information

Promote your accreditation and boost your profile. More…2015 Assessment Requirements, about the assessment process. More...

 Recognition in other states

Candidate resources

Have your accreditation recognised in another state. More…Assessment Sample Kits, Q and A sessions, online candidate portal. More…

Credit for tertiary studies

Which educational institutes offer credit points towards course work for Accredited Specialists? More…

 CPD for Accredited Specialists

Professional development seminars for Accredited Specialists. More...




  • Specialist Accreditation Scheme
  • Law Society of NSW
  • 170 Phillip Street
  • Sydney NSW 2000
  • DX 362 Sydney
  • T: (02) 9926 0305
  • F: (02) 9926 0166
  • E: specialists@lawsociety.com.au


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