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Law Society

Many legal practitioners earn special recognition for their expertise in particular areas of law by achieving membership in one or more of the Law Society's accreditation schemes.

It means that firms have one or more practitioners whose skills, knowledge and experience – in at least one major area of law – have been thoroughly tested and certified. Scheme members, who must be solicitors or legal executives (ie Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives, or FILEXs) with considerable experience and who must have in-depth legal knowledge and be capable of dealing with clients in a skilful, considerate way.

Children Panel Accreditation Scheme

The Children Panel Accreditation Scheme aims to connect you with practitioners experienced in representing children and other parties under the Children Act 1989.

  • for children, in all family matters
  • for adults, when their children are ‘at risk’, or have been taken into care
  • for local authorities, in care proceedings under the Children Act 1989

Scheme members can also help you with proceedings such as

  • family breakdowns
  • residence
  • contact
  • emergency protection
  • adoption
  • parental responsibility
  • human rights 
Family Law Accreditation Scheme

Family law deals with complex, grueling issues. Family Law Accreditation Scheme members can advise on and assist with

  • divorce
  • separation
  • division of family assets
  • co-habitation
  • maintenance
  • family disputes

Visit The Law Society website for more information about the benefits that Law Society Accreditation will bring to your case

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