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What is an accredited specialist in personal injury law?

An accredited specialist is a lawyer who is an expert in their area of law.

If you have been injured in an accident and are seeking legal representation, you may come across the term “accredited specialist in personal injury law.” But what exactly does this mean, and why is it important?

In this article, we will explore what an accredited specialist in personal injury law is, how they differ from other lawyers, and the benefits of working with one.

What is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law?

An accredited specialist in personal injury law is a lawyer who has been recognized by the Law Society of New South Wales as having expertise and experience in this area of law. To become an accredited specialist, a lawyer must meet strict criteria, including:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience as a lawyer, with at least three years’ experience practicing in personal injury law
  • Demonstrated excellence in this area of law through written references from other lawyers and judges
  • Completion of additional education and training in personal injury law
  • Passing a rigorous written examination on personal injury law

How does a lawyer become an accredited specialist?

To become an accredited specialist a lawyer must have the necessary experience and pass a rigorous examination in communication, problem solving, client service and of course his or her understanding of the law. The lawyer must also undergo an interview by senior members of the legal profession who determine at the final stage of the examination process whether or not the lawyer should be awarded specialist accreditation status.

Only those lawyers who are truly experts in their area of law are granted accreditation.

It is also important to understand that it is the lawyer who is granted accreditation not the firm. Often the firm will advertise that they are accredited specialists when in fact it might be the senior partner who is but the other 10 lawyers in the firm who do the day to day work on the matter are not. You need to make sure that the lawyer who is acting on your behalf on a day to day basis is an accredited specialist otherwise you do not have the best lawyer available.

It is the only objective way to determine that your lawyer has the necessary skill and expertise to obtain for you the best result. The Law Society of New South Wales allows lawyers who have become accredited specialists in their particular area of law to advertise the law society’s specialist accreditation logo.

How Do Accredited Specialists Differ from Other Lawyers?

Accredited specialists in personal injury law differ from other lawyers in several ways. Firstly, they have demonstrated a high level of expertise and experience in this area of law, which means they are better equipped to handle complex cases and provide effective representation.
Secondly, accredited specialists are subject to ongoing professional development and training requirements, which ensures they stay up to date with the latest developments and changes in personal injury law.
Finally, working with an accredited specialist gives you peace of mind knowing that your case is being handled by a lawyer who has been recognized by their peers and the legal profession as having exceptional knowledge and skills in this area of law.

The Benefits of Working with an Accredited Specialist

Working with an accredited specialist in personal injury law has several benefits, including:

  • Access to expert legal advice and representation
  • Increased chances of success in your case
  • Peace of mind knowing your case is being handled by a lawyer with a proven track record in personal injury law
  • A more efficient and streamlined legal process, thanks to the specialist’s knowledge and experience in this area of law

How do I find an accredited specialist in personal injury law in NSW?

You can search for accredited specialists on the Law Society of New South Wales website.

What types of cases do accredited specialists in personal injury law handle?

Accredited specialists in personal injury law handle a wide range of cases, including motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, medical negligence, and public liability claims.

Is working with an accredited specialist more expensive than working with a regular lawyer?

The cost of working with an accredited specialist may be slightly higher than working with a regular lawyer, but this is offset by the increased chances of success and more efficient legal process and more compensation for your claim.

Can I switch to an accredited specialist if I am already working with a lawyer?

Yes, you can switch to an accredited specialist at any time during your case.

How long does it take to become an accredited specialist in personal injury law?

The process of becoming an accredited specialist typically takes several years, as it involves a minimum of five years’ experience as a lawyer, additional education and training, and passing a rigorous written examination.

 

Conclusion

In summary, an accredited specialist in personal injury law is a lawyer who has demonstrated exceptional knowledge and experience in this area of law. Working with an accredited specialist can provide you with access to expert legal advice and representation, increase your chances of success in your case, and give you peace of mind knowing your case is being handled by a lawyer with a proven track record.

 

Matthew Garling is an accredited specialist in personal injury law and can be contacted on (02) 8329 9500 or info@garlingandco.com.au. Alternatively, you can contact send him a message here.

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Matthew Garling

Matthew Garling is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law approved by New South Wales Law Society. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia. Matthew is also a member of...
Ray H.
07:33 13 Jun 24
Matthew Garling and Team are kind, patient, polite, professional, empathetic and efficient. I was treated terribly by the at fault insurer. Garling and Co. had my back. Matthew gently and patiently... kept me up to speed on all the steps to go through. From my personal experience I recommend these guys. They are safe hands. Thank you team.read more
Jo L.
05:58 07 May 24
So very impressed with the professional team who looked after me throughout the last 4 and 1/2 years. A special mention to Kerry and Nathan who navigated each request to fight for my right to gain... access to further treatments and physio and to ensure medical treatment would be covered moving forward. I was so grateful I could hand it all over to you and not have to go through this very challenging time without your support.I thank you for the compassion you have provided to me, from the first contact with Matthew and Natasha, to finalisation with Kerry and Nathan.I highly recommend the team at Garling and Co for any third party compensation claims. You are in good hands with them all.read more
Linda O.
21:53 06 May 24
Emma, Rebecca and the team at Garling and Co have worked diligently throughout my workers compensation claim. The level of professionalism, support and communication has been faultless. Of particular... note has been the sensitivity displayed to me throughout the lengthy process. Worker’s compensation claims are complex and not easy to navigate, particularly when you are unwell. I do not hesitate to recommend Garling and Co to help you find a way through this otherwise unfathomable system.read more
Keith H.
20:51 23 Apr 24
After my case stalled with another firm, I decided to give Matthew Garling a call. He took my case and not only won, but achieved an outcome that far exceeded my expectations. This firm is the best... in the business in my opinion and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone.read more
Anthony T.
00:50 16 Apr 24
Thank you Matthew and his team who guided me through the legal process, a truly positive experience with total professionalism.
Mikaele N.
03:01 15 Apr 24
Garling &Co Lawyers were awesome, I called every compensation law firm and was told that I couldn't claim for compensation.The whole experience and process was simple and stress free.Mr Matthew... Garling and Allison deserve an accolades for the very best in client service. I would highly recommend their service to anyone.read more
Tamara L.
02:10 15 Apr 24
I want to thank Garling & Co so much for all the help they have given me and helped with my claim. We got the win last week and it was the best news I have gotten considering how much my life has... been turned upside down the past 2 years. Emma and Rebecca have been incredible to work with and explained everything from the start even when I had hesitation to go ahead regarding how much everything would cost or how fair it could go or even if I had a chance, but they explained everything thoroughly, so I understood it all. Thank you for making this process seamlessly easy and helping me get the win it will make things a little easy for me that's for sure financial thank you for all your help I cannot recommend you and your services enough. Thank you again.read more
Sigrid W.
05:01 11 Apr 24
Utter professionalism from first phone call to final settlement. It was a pleasure to be represented by a firm that actually cares for their clients. From office staff, to paralegal and solicitor... Rebecca, Emma and Matthew thank you for your support and expertise throughout my claim. No wonder your firm has won many awards. I'm extremely happy with my outcome and can confidently recommend your firm.read more
BJ S.
01:09 09 Apr 24
Highly recommend Matthew & Allison at Garling and Co ! Quick response ! helpful every step of the way ! If you want the best compensation lawyer, Matthew @ Garling and co is the bestDoesn’t waste... time. Very informative ! excellent guidance! They get the job done ✅Website is perfect guide5 Star ⭐️ is not enoughI’m so grateful to Matthew, Allison and team for my outcome so far !Thank you 😊 Garling and co are awesome 👏 🤩read more
Jaimie K.
06:11 02 Apr 24
Have had a rollercoaster ride with Garling and Co over the several years we have been battling the system that injured workers are faced with. The wheels of progress are slow within this system.... However Garling and co have always stood by me. Calls are returned and matters are always followed up in a timely manner.read more
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Ray H.
07:33 13 Jun 24
Matthew Garling and Team are kind, patient, polite, professional, empathetic and efficient. I was treated terribly by the at fault insurer. Garling and Co. had my back. Matthew gently and patiently... kept me up to speed on all the steps to go through. From my personal experience I recommend these guys. They are safe hands. Thank you team.read more
Jo L.
05:58 07 May 24
So very impressed with the professional team who looked after me throughout the last 4 and 1/2 years. A special mention to Kerry and Nathan who navigated each request to fight for my right to gain... access to further treatments and physio and to ensure medical treatment would be covered moving forward. I was so grateful I could hand it all over to you and not have to go through this very challenging time without your support.I thank you for the compassion you have provided to me, from the first contact with Matthew and Natasha, to finalisation with Kerry and Nathan.I highly recommend the team at Garling and Co for any third party compensation claims. You are in good hands with them all.read more
Linda O.
21:53 06 May 24
Emma, Rebecca and the team at Garling and Co have worked diligently throughout my workers compensation claim. The level of professionalism, support and communication has been faultless. Of particular... note has been the sensitivity displayed to me throughout the lengthy process. Worker’s compensation claims are complex and not easy to navigate, particularly when you are unwell. I do not hesitate to recommend Garling and Co to help you find a way through this otherwise unfathomable system.read more
Keith H.
20:51 23 Apr 24
After my case stalled with another firm, I decided to give Matthew Garling a call. He took my case and not only won, but achieved an outcome that far exceeded my expectations. This firm is the best... in the business in my opinion and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone.read more
Anthony T.
00:50 16 Apr 24
Thank you Matthew and his team who guided me through the legal process, a truly positive experience with total professionalism.
Mikaele N.
03:01 15 Apr 24
Garling &Co Lawyers were awesome, I called every compensation law firm and was told that I couldn't claim for compensation.The whole experience and process was simple and stress free.Mr Matthew... Garling and Allison deserve an accolades for the very best in client service. I would highly recommend their service to anyone.read more
Tamara L.
02:10 15 Apr 24
I want to thank Garling & Co so much for all the help they have given me and helped with my claim. We got the win last week and it was the best news I have gotten considering how much my life has... been turned upside down the past 2 years. Emma and Rebecca have been incredible to work with and explained everything from the start even when I had hesitation to go ahead regarding how much everything would cost or how fair it could go or even if I had a chance, but they explained everything thoroughly, so I understood it all. Thank you for making this process seamlessly easy and helping me get the win it will make things a little easy for me that's for sure financial thank you for all your help I cannot recommend you and your services enough. Thank you again.read more
Sigrid W.
05:01 11 Apr 24
Utter professionalism from first phone call to final settlement. It was a pleasure to be represented by a firm that actually cares for their clients. From office staff, to paralegal and solicitor... Rebecca, Emma and Matthew thank you for your support and expertise throughout my claim. No wonder your firm has won many awards. I'm extremely happy with my outcome and can confidently recommend your firm.read more
BJ S.
01:09 09 Apr 24
Highly recommend Matthew & Allison at Garling and Co ! Quick response ! helpful every step of the way ! If you want the best compensation lawyer, Matthew @ Garling and co is the bestDoesn’t waste... time. Very informative ! excellent guidance! They get the job done ✅Website is perfect guide5 Star ⭐️ is not enoughI’m so grateful to Matthew, Allison and team for my outcome so far !Thank you 😊 Garling and co are awesome 👏 🤩read more
Jaimie K.
06:11 02 Apr 24
Have had a rollercoaster ride with Garling and Co over the several years we have been battling the system that injured workers are faced with. The wheels of progress are slow within this system.... However Garling and co have always stood by me. Calls are returned and matters are always followed up in a timely manner.read more
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Member of Law Society of New South Wales
Law Society of NSW Specialist Accreditation
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Legal Profession Admission Board of New South Wales
The law society of nsw professional standards scheme logo.
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