Founder of W & Co. Lawyers, Zoe Whetham, accepting award from Chair Person of the Specialist Accreditation Board, Jacqueline Dawson.

Zoe Whetham awarded Specialist Accreditation in Criminal Law

On 27 November 2023, Zoe Whetham attended the Law Society of NSW’s prestigious and widely respected Specialist Accreditation award ceremony in Sydney, where she was awarded Specialist Accreditation in Criminal Law.

Specialist Accreditation is held by less than 5% of the legal profession in New South Wales.

The Specialist Accreditation Program has been running since 1992 and enables practitioners to gain recognition as an expert in their chosen area of practice. The program consists of meticulous assessments on both legal knowledge and its application in practice. For accreditation to be conferred the candidate must pass all assessments. To retain their accreditation, specialists must undertake significant additional professional development in their area of expertise each year.

The ceremony was officially opened by Jacqueline Dawson, Chair of the Specialist Accreditation Board. Dawson said, “It is so satisfying to see such a large crowd of newly Accredited Specialists. Congratulations to you all – Specialist Accreditation is no easy task. Your hard work and dedication bring an enormous benefit to the legal community and the people of New South Wales.”

Zoe was among 12 criminal lawyers who were recognised for achieving Specialist Accreditation in 2023.

You can read more about the ceremony here.