Specialist Lawyers

Please find below a list of objectively assessed accreditations or qualifications held by members. This listing will be updated annually.

If, as a member, your specialist accreditations/qualifications are not listed on this page, and you wish to be included, please contact Bunty or Jane.

Forensic Expert

Dr Peter Hau has 24 years operational forensic experience, involving the application of all aspects of forensic biology in the investigation of violent crime and offences against the person within both the English and Scottish legal systems. He specialises in Blood Pattern Analysis, sexual offences, DNA profiling and forensic research. Dr Hau is an articulate and highly motivated forensic scientist with a demonstrated track record of achieving results within varied roles, requiring precise levels of accuracy and interpretation delivered within stringent control environments.

Dr Hau graduated from Manchester University with a BSc (Hons) in Biology in 1984 and was awarded a postgraduate PhD in Forensic Science after studying part time at the University of Strathclyde, Forensic Science Unit between 1995 and 2002 whilst practising forensic science in Scotland. He has received several Commendations/awards from Suffolk Constabulary and the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire for his contribution to the investigation into the murders of the five prostitutes in Ipswich (Operation Sumac) between October 2006 and February 2008.

Dr Hau is a member of:

  • The Royal Society of Biology;
  • is a chartered Biologist and is the author of two published peer reviewed scientific papers. He has delivered presentations and seminars to audiences in Europe, the USA and Asia;
  • The International Association of Blood Pattern Analysis;
  • and The Chartered Forensic Science Society.

Higher Rights of Audience (Civil) Qualification by The Law Society

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STEP (Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners)

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) is a professional body providing education, training, representation and networking for over 13,000 members, who are professionals specialising in trusts and estates, executorship, Will writing, administration and related taxes.

STEP is a unique society of professionals who help safeguard clients’ personal and family assets. Full members of STEP are the most experienced and senior practitioners in the field of trusts and estates. For further information, visit www.step.org

Accredited Members of STEP

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Members of Solicitors for the Elderly

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CEDR Accredited Mediators – Commercial Dispute Resolution

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Members of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

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Accredited Family Mediators

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Collaborative Trained Family Lawyers

Uniquely in the UK, the specialist family lawyers group, Resolution, has set up a group of collaborative lawyers, who are trained and skilled in helping people benefit from the collaborative approach to resolving family disputes.

The collaborative approach is designed for couples who genuinely seek a fair solution, and want to minimise the pain of family breakdown. Each person appoints their own lawyer but instead of conducting negotiations between the client and their partner by letter or phone, the client and their respective lawyers all meet together to work things out face to face.

Collaborative lawyers sign an agreement with the client which disqualifies them from representing the client in court if the collaborative process breaks down. That means they are absolutely committed to helping the client find the best solutions by agreement, rather than through conflict. For further information about collaborative law click here.

Accredited Collaborative Lawyers

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Family Law Specialists accredited by Resolution

Resolution is a group of over 5,000 independent family law specialists. Resolution lawyers follow Resolution’s Code of Practice which encourages solutions rather than confrontation. At an initial meeting, Resolution lawyers will discuss with the client their individual situation and whether processes like mediation and collaborative law (see above) are right for them.

In over 90% of cases handled by Resolution lawyers, agreements are reached without the need for costly and stressful court battles. For further information about Resolution click here.

Accredited Resolution Members

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Law Society Children Panel

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Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel

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Law Society Panel of Family Mediation

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Members of the Law Society’s Advanced Family Law Panel

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Provisional Accreditation by the National Youth Advocacy Service

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Notary Public

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Members of The Law Society Personal Injury Panel

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Accredited Litigators of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers)

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You may also be able find the information you are looking for on The Law Society website.