Specialist Accreditation

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Singapore Academy of Law's 
Specialist Accreditation Scheme

Latest Updates

Applications to be an Accredited Specialist open 2 January 2024

2 January 2024 - Applications to be accredited as an Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law are now open. Legal practitioners and inhouse counsel, with at least 5 years' PQE, are invited to apply.

Interested applicants should read both the guides:

Information Guide for Applicants - General


Building and Construction Law

The closing date for applications is 1 April 2024.

For queries, please email [email protected].

Reaccreditation for Accredited Specialists and Senior Accredited Specialists

1 December 2023  — Applications to be reaccredited are now open.

Specialists who were accredited in 2018, 2020 and 2022 and reaccredited in 2020  and 2022 are invited to apply for reaccreditation:

Building and Construction 2018 
Maritime and Shipping Law 2020, 2022

Specialists are advised to read both:

Information Guide for Specialists - General

and the information guide for the practice area for which they are seeking reaccreditation:

Building and Construction Law

Maritime and Shipping Law

Specialists may access the reaccreditation application form here.

The closing date for applications is 28 February 2024.

For queries, please email [email protected].

Data and Digital Economy Law specialists contributes to ChannelNew Asia Commentary

13 July 2023 — Dictionary.com's word of the year is hallucinate in the AI sense which is befitting as technological advancements in AI has taken over conversations this year.

Rajesh Sreevinasan SAS (DDE) and Alex Toh AS (DDE) contributed to the conversation with an article for CNA Commentary, where they make the case for AI regulation which can encourage innovation.

CNA article


The Singapore Academy of Law's Specialist Accreditation Scheme (the "Scheme") confers recognition of a legal practitioner's expertise and experience in a specialised area of law. It is an assessment process which requires a legal practitioner to show evidence of his or her knowledge and expertise in their chosen area of specialisation. Specialist accreditation is a voluntary and an individual endeavour.

The Scheme's purpose is to:

  • recognise the high level of proficiency of legal practitioners in their chosen practice area and promote continued personal professional development and improvement
  • incentivise younger legal practitioners to hone their skills and knowledge
  • provide the legal industry and general public with a reliable means of identifying and accessing legal practitioners who have proven themselves as possessing the requisite skills and knowledge in a practice area
  • promote continued development and improve the standard, quality and delivery of legal services

The Scheme aims to build an exhaustive directory of Accredited Specialists and Senior Accredited Specialists for the benefit of users of legal services.

To gain a better understanding of the Scheme’s framework, the papers for the respective practice areas can be found here:

Legal practitioners interested in being accredited may apply to be:

  • An Accredited Specialist (for legal practitioners with more than 5 year's PQE) OR
  • A Senior Accredited Specialist (for legal practitioners with more than 10 year's PQE)