Datalaw accreditations are now fully online – submit your Portfolio via an online Portal and undertake assessments remotely
The Portfolio will contain summaries of twenty-five cases where you have provided advice and assistance to clients at the magistrate's court.
The cases must detail situations where you have personally represented a client in a magistrates' court in respect of an allegation of one or more criminal offences or quasi-criminal offences (e.g. enforcement proceedings relating to a fine or other order of the court).
The purpose of the Portfolio is to:
On registration, you will be issued with a copy of our regulations which will provide written guidance on the format, content and assessment criteria for the Portfolio.
Datalaw’s Assessment Board is comprised of current and former duty solicitors, academic lawyers and a qualified external moderator. It is the Assessment Board’s role to ensure that accreditation assessments are conducted in a consistent manner and are marked to an appropriate standard having regards to the SRA Standards of Competence.
The Assessment Board have also developed a series of online support courses to assist candidates pass each stage of the accreditation.