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Specialist Areas & Key Dates

“Achieving specialist accreditation gave great definition to my career, enabling key progressions and more confident use of my developed skills.”
Daniel Kelliher, LIV Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates Law


Accredited Specialisation is offered biennially in 16 areas of law.  

Areas of Accredited Specialisation

Click on the areas of law below to find out more about the assessment program and key dates.



*Subject to sufficient interest in applications.

The 2021 Assessment program will be delivered digitally to support accessibility and equity for all candidates in the program. Candidates will receive the following support from the LIV

  • We will be offering enhanced support through the learning management system (LMS) – including forums, study resources such as access to past assessment materials, live practice exams, information and study support sessions, and a curated collection of LIJ articles relevant to your practice area. Candidates will also receive access to study support including digital study groups, access to program mentors, and complimentary access to past LIV digital CPD products.

2021 dates are as follows:

  • Monday 22 February – Accredited Specialisation Information Evening
  • Friday 30 April – Special Consideration Application closing date
  • Friday 14 May – Application closing date
  • Week of 28 June – Examination Techniques Session
  • August - September  – Assessment period
  • Late October– Results sent. Candidates will be advised by email
  • Early December – Accredited Specialisation Conferral Ceremony


Please email or call 03 9607 9460 if you require further assistance.


Accredited Specialisation
T: 03 9607 9460