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External accreditations

Please find below a list of professional bodies and organisations from who Leigh Day is proud to have been awarded accreditation status

Action against Medical Accidents

Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) is the independent charity which promotes better patient safety and justice for people who have been affected by a medical accident.  They only recommend solicitors who they have accredited through their robust and independent system.  Leigh Day is an approved members of the solicitors panel and has permission to display their quality mark. 

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

APIL is a not for profit organisation, established over 18 years ago to support injured people by fighting for their rights and campaigning for access to justice.  APIL provides accreditation for personal injury lawyers and their kitemark provides a recognised standard of competence and specialist expertise for solicitors and barristers dealing with personal injury claims.  Leigh Day is an APIL accredited practice.

The Law Society

Many legal practitioners earn special recognition for their expertise in particular areas of law by achieving membership in one or more of the Law Society's accreditation schemes.  Leigh Day has many practitioners whose skills, knowledge and experience have been thoroughly tested and certified by The Law Society and are now a members of the clinical negligence, personal injury, immigration and asylum, and criminal litigation accreditation schemes.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates more than 100,000 solicitors in England and Wales, as well as registered European lawyers and registered foreign lawyers.  Established in January 2007, it is the independent regulatory body of the Law Society of England and Wales.


Headway  is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury. Through its network of more than 125 groups and branches across the UK, it provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to professionals in the health and legal fields.


Lexcel is the Law Society's legal practice quality mark for excellence in legal practice management and excellence in client care.  Leigh Day has held Lexcel accreditation since 2014.

Spinal Injuries Association

Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is the leading national user-led spinal cord injuries charity.  It is  governed by a trustee board made up of a diverse group of spinal cord injured (SCI) people elected by our members.  Feedback from SIA members helps to shape and develop the organisation’s services and support.

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