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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 Specialist Accreditation in 2015
Updates, information and materials for annual renewal. More…2015 program, expressions of interest, benefits of gaining accreditation. More…
 Specialist policies2014 program
Policies, requirements and support. More…About Specialist Accreditation and areas of law offered in 2014. More...
 Promoting AccreditationAssessment information
Promote your accreditation and boost your profile. More…2014 Assessment Requirements, about the assessment process. More...
 Recognition in other statesCandidate resources
Have your accreditation recognised in another state. More…Assessment Sample Kits, Q and A FAQs, candidate forum and support. More…
Credit for tertiary studies
Which educational institutes offer credit points towards course work 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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