What is an ‘Accredited Specialist’ Lawyer?

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Our video and blog post below discusses the question “What is an Accredited Specialist”.

An ‘Accredited Specialist’ is an experienced lawyer who is certified by the Law Society of New South Wales as an expert in a particularly field of law.

An ‘Accredited Criminal Law Specialist’ is required:

  • to have at least 5 years of experience in Criminal Law,
  • to pass rigorous testing including examinations and a court hearing, and
  • to complete several further criminal law education courses yearly to ensure that his or her knowledge of criminal law is up-to-date.

Mr Ugur Nedim has been a leading criminal defence lawyer for since 1998.

He has practised exclusively as a criminal defence lawyer since that time, established Sydney Criminal Lawyers in 2001 and has been continuously certified by the Law Society of New South Wales as an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist since 2005.

Mr Nedim has been involved exclusively in criminal defence throughout his career and is therefore a true specialist in defending criminal and traffic cases. He is not an ‘ex prosecutor’ and has never been a general lawyer. He has represented defendants in over 4000 cases during his career.

To check whether a particular criminal defence lawyer is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, simply go to the Law Society’s homepage and type the lawyer’s name surname into the Find a Lawyer search.

This will also tell you how long your lawyer has been practising.

You may also wish to enquire as to whether your lawyer has practised exclusively in defence – rather than been an ex-prosecutor or general/mixed practitioner, which is a lawyer who spreads themselves over several areas and may therefore not be a true specialist.

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