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Specialist Areas & Key Dates

“Achieving specialist accreditation gave great definition to my career, enabling key progressions and more confident use of my developed skills.”
Daniel Kelliher, LIV Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates Law


Accredited Specialisation is offered biennially in 16 areas of law.  

Areas of Accredited Specialisation

Click on the areas of law below to find out more about the assessment program and key dates.



COVID-19 update

The Accredited specialisation program will be continued to be offered in 2020. 

The LIV have extended application dates by two weeks, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, to assist members with any disruptions they are facing in their work and home lives.  The LIV are working with all Accredited Specialisation stakeholders to ensure continuity of the program and will also be making contingency plans for changes to assessment delivery methods should the circumstances warrant this.

New dates are as follows:

  • Monday 24 February – Accredited Specialisation Information Evening
  • Friday 17 April – Special Consideration Application closing date
  • Friday 1 May – Application closing date
  • Monday 25 May – Examination Techniques Session
  • Saturday 25 July – Written Examination
  • Monday 27 July–Friday 15 August – Oral assessments and take home assignments
  • Late October – Results sent. Candidates will be advised by mail
  • Late November – Accredited Specialisation Conferral Ceremony
  • 2020 Key Dates


Please email or call 03 9607 9460 if you require further assistance.


Accredited Specialisation
T: 03 9607 9460