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Law Society mental health accreditation scheme - guidance documents

This page contains links to what is believed to be every version of the guidance documents dated from December 2011 to December 2018 inclusive (plus an old document from May 2002). The creation dates are taken from the PDF files. The download dates relate to when a version was downloaded from the Law Society website. At any time only one version was available for download. Publication dates can be assumed to lie somewhere between the creation date (or, if later, the download date for a previous version) and the download date inclusive. Further notes will be added - in particular, setting out how the requirements changed in each version.

See also

  • Law Society mental health accreditation scheme
  • Jane Sweetman, 'Mental Health Accreditation: changes to the re-accreditation process' (email from Law Society, 19/10/17) — This email describes changes to the re-accreditation process: (1) from 1/3/18 re-accreditation applicants may, and from 1/6/18 must, adhere to the following new requirements: (a) provide details of two (rather than four) case reports, and (b) "undertake one case study, which will be either a s2, s3 or restricted case, plus questions to draw out not only your legal knowledge, but also an understanding of how you would approach and represent such a client"; (2) from the next renewal date, applicants must undertake six tribunals per accreditation year (with discretion applied, for example, for those taking a career break or undertaking high profile work). The changes are subject to reasonable adjustments for applicants with a disability.(D)

Guidance documents

Changes

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