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Re-accreditation to Law Society Children Panel

Reasons to choose Wilson Browne

Congratulations to Nick Herring who has recently received confirmation that he has been reaccredited to the Law Society Children panel.

The Children Law Accreditation is a recognised quality standard for practitioners representing children, in children law proceedings, and covers all types of children law work, as well as being recognised by the Legal Aid Agency.  It matters because it is a way for clients and professionals (such as guardians) to choose a qualified practitioner when a child needs representation.

To apply for the Children Law Accreditation, a lawyer must be:

  • a solicitor, or
  • a chartered legal executive employed by an SRA regulated practice (where at least one solicitor who specialises in children law work) who holds an advocacy qualification awarded by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

Anyone applying must have enough experience to show that they have:

  • personally conducted cases and represented parties in children proceedings
  • carried out advocacy for clients
  • a thorough awareness of ethical issues that can arise in children cases
  • an up-to-date knowledge of guidance, legislation, case law and practice developments
  • the ability to work directly with children, explore their competence and understand their wishes and feelings.

The Wilson Browne Solicitors, Childcare Team, continues to have all 3 of its specialist solicitors accredited and Nick, with his years of experience and panel membership, has again been reaccredited. Congratulations Nick!

Nick Herring


Nick Herring


Nick is an Associate and Children Panel Solicitor working in the Childcare Team. He has been dealing with childcare law for over 30 years and is able to provide sensible and objective advice to parents and to professional clients such as Children’s Guardians who are…