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Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) – Accredited Specialist

If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of needing advice and representation in relation to an allegation of criminal conduct, you want to ensure you have the right lawyer defending your rights. Just the same as you do not phone a plumber to fix an electrical problem, you should not trust the defence of your case to anyone other than an accredited criminal law specialist.

What is an Accredited Specialist Criminal Lawyer?

An Accredited Specialist is a lawyer who has successfully undertaken a rigorous assessment process incorporating both written and oral examinations who also

  • must have at least five years’ full-time practice experience
  • must maintain a higher degree of professional development in their area of specialisation (criminal law), to ensure the continual development of their skills
  • must practice substantially in their area of specialisation and
  • need to apply for re-accreditation every three years, ensuring the highest standards are maintained.

How to identify an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law.

To identify an accredited specialist, look for the LIV Specialist Logo.  Firm Directors Emma Turnbull and Adrian Lewin as well as Partner Manny Brennan have all attained Accredited Specialist Status.