Child Law Specialist Accreditation Panel

Vacancies have arisen for panel members to join the Child Law Specialist Accreditation Panel.

This panel considers applications to be accredited as a specialist in Child Law. Panels are made up of between six and eight members, with one member acting as the Convenor. Panel members score applications individually against published criteria, and use an agreed scoring matrix.

 The Candidate

 You should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Be an accredited specialist in child law.
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of the law and practice of child law.
  • Be able to consider and digest papers in relation to each application, and to assess each application against the agreed criteria to reach a concise and well-reasoned decision.
  • Be able to consider each application independently, and to a specific deadline.
  • A commitment to and enthusiasm for the work of the Child Law Specialist Accreditation Panel,
 Your commitment
  • Assess applications from solicitors to be accredited as specialists in Child Law. Around 6-10 applications are received annually.
  • Complete and return a score sheet within 28 days, setting out a score for each individual application against the advertised criteria.
  • Consider requests to review a refused application, and to complete and return a score sheet for the same within 21 days.
  • Be available to attend meetings of the panel called by the convenor, either in person or by conference call.
  • Adhere to the Conduct Guidance for Accreditation Panels

Training will be provided to support you in assessing your first application. This is an unpaid role, with reasonable travel expenses being paid.To apply please download an application form and return by 18 February 2019 to Elaine MacGlone, Secretary to the Specialist Accreditation Panels. If you have any queries about these vacancies or require the application form in an alternative format please contact Elaine by email or on 0131 226 8887.