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Specialist Accreditation

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Singapore Academy of Law's 
Specialist Accreditation Scheme


Latest Updates

Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law 2020: Applications now open
6 January 2020 — Calling all young practitioners in Building and Construction Law. Be recognised for your legal expertise in this practice area. Applications to be accredited as an Accredited Specialist are now open until 31 March 2020.

Be part of an esteemed and vibrant group of Accredited Specialist young lawyers.

More information can be found on the "How to be Accredited" page.

New accredited specialists announced; directory of specialists now stands at 68
6 January 2020 — The Specialist Accreditation Scheme welcomes 10 new accredited specialists in Maritime and Shipping Law. Read more.


The Singapore Academy of Law's Specialist Accreditation Scheme (the "Scheme") confers recognition of a legal practitioner's expertise and experience in a specialised area of law. It is an assessment process which requires a legal practitioner to show evidence of his or her knowledge and expertise in their chosen area of specialisation. Specialist accreditation is a voluntary and an individual endeavour.

The Scheme's purpose is to:

  • recognise the high level of proficiency of legal practitioners in their chosen practice area and promote continued personal professional development and improvement
  • incentivise younger legal practitioners to hone their skills and knowledge
  • provide the legal industry and general public with a reliable means of identifying and accessing legal practitioners who have proven themselves as possessing the requisite skills and knowledge in a practice area
  • promote continued development and improvement of standards, quality and delivery of legal services

The Scheme aims to build an exhaustive directory of Accredited Specialists and Senior Accredited Specialists for the benefit of users of legal services.

To gain a better understanding of the Scheme’s framework, the Specialist Accreditation Scheme paper can be downloaded here

The paper pertaining to the Maritime and Shipping Law specialist accreditation framework may be found here.

Legal practitioners interested in being accredited may apply to be:

  • An Accredited Specialist (for legal practitioners with more than 5 year's PQE) OR
  • A Senior Accredited Specialist (for legal practitioners with more than 10 year's PQE)

For 2020, specialist accreditation is offered for the following practice area: