Introduced by the The Law Society in 1998, Lexcel is the quality kitemark for excellence in legal practice management and client care. The Lexcel practice management accreditation is only given to a relatively small number of firms who can demonstrate that they meet the required standards.
In 2009 we successfully gained the Law Society’s Lexcel Accreditation by passing a detailed assessment which was carried out by the Law Society. We have subsequently been assessed in each of the following 8 years, passing on each occasion with flying colours.
We are proud to have held the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accreditation since 2011 and were one of the first firms in the region to be accredited. The CQS accreditation provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices and membership of the scheme demonstrates such practices have high levels of credibility which can be relied upon by regulators, lenders, insurers as well as residential homebuyers and sellers.
When applying for accreditation firms have to demonstrate strict compliance with the Law Society’s Conveyancing Protocols and prove that they have the necessary skills and expertise to provide quality residential conveyancing advice. This reassures our clients that we will provide them with all the information they need to understand the process, options, costs and timescales from the outset of the transaction.
We are delighted to be an accredited member of the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS). This is a quality kitemark for firms who follow best practice procedures in relation to wills and estate administration advice.
The scheme is based on a protocol that sets client service standards to ensure transparency in process, costs and communications.
We were awarded the accreditation in 2014 and were one of the first firms in the country to achieve the same and we remain one of the few firms in our region who hold the accreditation.
Highlighting our expertise in Family Law we hold the Law Society’s Family Law Accreditation and Family Mediation Accreditation.
The Family Law Accreditation is only given to solicitors who have the required expertise in Family Law. Solicitors will have shown, to the satisfaction of the Law Society, that they have and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in this area.
The Family Mediation Accreditation was first established in 2000, with the aim of enabling those in need of family mediation to confidently choose an accredited mediator who has been competence assessed to provide a high-quality mediation service.
The Help and Support for Separated Families (HSSF) Mark is awarded to individuals and organisations which can demonstrate that their services support parents to work together to resolve disputes (where it’s appropriate and safe to do so) and help them focus on the interests of their children.
The Mark has been awarded to over 500 individuals and organisations who each demonstrated that they meet a set of standards, developed by the sector and endorsed by Government, and we are pleased to have been awarded this Mark as evidence of our dedication to helping support families in resolving their family disputes.
As members of Resolution, a national organisation of Family Law Professionals, we follow a Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems. Members encourage solutions that consider the needs of the whole family - and in particular the best interests of children. Our Family Law team are all members of Resolution.
Our team has gone on to achieve a number of Resolution qualifications, showing our dedication to family law and setting us apart as experts in our field.
We have Collaborative Family lawyer as part of our team of specialists. Collaborative Law can help separating couples reach a resolution without conflict, and the non-confrontational style of dispute resolution can particularly benefit couples with children who wish to remain amicable after separation.
We are delighted to have a Resolution trained Family Mediator as part of our team of Family Law experts. The rigorous training required to hold this accreditation show our dedication to helping couples separate amicably. Resolution specialists are members who have chosen to test their skills and expertise through a rigorous assessment of their knowledge, abilities and way that they work with you and other people. Resolution specialists are proven experts in a range of areas of the law arising from family breakdown.