Compensation Law Accredited Specialist
How does a solicitor become an Accredited Specialist?The Specialist Accreditation Scheme was created by the Law Society of NSW to help general public identify solicitors who have demonstrated proficiency in their particular area of law. It is a mark of distinction recognised by both their peers and by the Law Society.
Solicitors who fulfill the requirements of the Accreditation are entitled to use, after their name, the words ‘accredited specialist’ in the nominated area of practice.
Each state in Australia has different rules regarding accreditation. In NSW, solicitors undergo a rigorous process to gain their specialisation. Before gaining their accreditation, under the requirements of the Law Society of NSW Specialist Accreditation Scheme, a solicitor must have:
- practised full-time for at least five years
- worked in their area of speciality for at least three years, and
- passed rigorous assessments in communication, problem solving, client relations and, of course, the law.
Each and every year after accreditation, a solicitor must also continue to improvve their knowledge and skills base in this area.
John Cox Director of Cox West Lawyers is an accredited specialist lawyer in NSW, accredited as a compensation law expert by the Law Society of NSW. This means that not only has he met the strict standards as an expert through the rigorous process of examination but that he continues on a yearly basis regular ongoing education and training to maintain his Specialist Accreditation.