Key benefits of accreditation

To lawyers

The scheme:

  • helps individual lawyers plan their career progression;
  • helps differentiate them from their peers;
  • provides independent evidence of their key skills; and
  • demonstrates their commitment to client focus as well as technical skills.

  • Once a lawyer becomes accredited, they also have:
  • the right to use the “Signet Accredited” designation and logo on letters, business cards, webpages and tenders etc; and
  • access to an ongoing exclusive professional development and support programme to complement their in-office training.

To firms and organisations:

  • validation of internal training effectiveness against independently assessed criteria;
  • a tool to help motivate and retain key staff;
  • ability to benchmark against best practice;
  • a credential to support marketing statements about having a client focus, quality of advice etc;
  • evidence of commitment to high standards of service delivery; and
  • publicity opportunities from having accredited lawyers.

To clients:

  • an independent directory of lawyers with specialist skills;
  • ability to identify lawyers with an ongoing commitment to client focus as well as technical skills; and
  • reassurance that inclusion in the directory is based on objective assessment.