Accredited specialists


The Society's specialist accreditation scheme was established in 1990. The exceptional quality and skill of accredited specialists under the scheme is recognised throughout Scotland.

Over 500 solicitors are accredited specialists.

The accreditation scheme offers recognition of solicitors who develop specialist knowledge during their careers, and also helps the public choose a solicitor with the necessary expertise, particularly in more complex cases.

There are currently 28 specialisms and two qualifications in mediation, which can be searched using our Find a solicitor search facility.

Please click on the specialism below to obtain the specific criteria requirements. 

The Society can accept applications to create new specialisms. To find out more please see Proposing New Specialisms 

The criteria for family law mediation and commercial law mediation will be available soon. Please email us for further information