Who can apply for accreditation?

Lawyer Members of Resolution and Financial Adviser Associates of Resolution can apply for accreditation. Your membership subscription must be up to date.


You must also hold a current practising certificate issued by The Law Society or by The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).

Financial Advisers

You can apply if you:

  • Have a valid Statement of Professional Standing (SPS).
  • Hold QCF Level 4
  • Are able to provide evidence you are qualified to undertake Regulated Activity 11 (Pension Transfer Specialist), whether you are actively registered to or not. The qualifications held must meet ApEx1 competencies.
  • Are an independent or restricted financial adviser, in line with SRA guidance, but not tied to just one provider and with the personal authority to advise ‘off panel’ should the case require it.
  • Can – and do – work on a non-product related hourly or fixed fee basis; directly invoicing clients for this work.
  • Take authority to assume agency and advise personally upon the client’s existing financial products.
  • Have undertaken eight hours CPD in family relationship breakdown, separation or divorce related issues in each of the past three years. This can include training from any provider and on any topic that may support your work in family practice.

Lawyers & Financial Advisers

Applicants are required to disclose anything which could bring the organisation into disrepute.

Eligibility is considered without reference to race, religion, belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age.

See the Scheme Rules for further information.