To become an Accredited Specialist a solicitor must have practised law full-time for
at least five years and worked in their area of legal specialty for at least three years.
Following this, a solicitor must pass the Law Society’s rigorous assessments in
communication, problem solving and client relations in their specialist area of law.
To maintain their status as an Accredited Specialist, a solicitor must annually renew
a certificate to practise the law and membership of the Law Society, plus update his
or her skills and knowledge at the specialist level.