What is Specialist Accreditation? Accredited Specialists are lawyers who have successfully completed an advanced, peer-reviewed assessment program specific to their area of expertise, demonstrating their high level of knowledge and skills in that area. Only lawyers, not law practices, can be Accredited Specialists. Why choose an Accredited Specialist? When you have a legal problem that becomes more than routine, you may need the services of an expert. Just as medical problems may be referred to a specialist, tough legal issues should be looked after by a QLS Accredited Specialist in the relevant area of law. In addition to their qualifications and training as a lawyer, they maintain a high level of professional development each year. You can trust that an Accredited Specialist has a minimum of five years’ post-qualification experience and ongoing substantial involvement in their specialist area of law. They are recognised as leaders in the profession and are experienced in delivering exceptional client service.