Law Society accreditations demonstrate a law firm’s proven competency in given areas of law.
Accreditations are awarded to firms as well as individual solicitors within a practice as a recognition of their competency and expertise in specific areas of law.
An accredited firm must maintain relevant standards of competency and expertise by means of periodic re-selection, re-accreditation and re-authorisation.
Please see below the accreditations that we hold. Check out the tabs for further information on any particular accreditation.
Lexcel is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark that demonstrates firm’s excellence in compliance, practice management and client care.
The Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. Accredited law firms demonstrate level of credibility for firms with stakeholders such as regulators, lenders and insurers as well as residential homebuyers and sellers.
Law Society’s Children Law accreditation demonstrates that the accredited firm has achieved the required level of competence and knowledge, as defined by the Law Society in the area of children law and the representation of children.
The Children Law Accreditation provides a recognised quality standard for practitioners representing children in children law proceedings and is a means of identification for professionals such as guardians to identify suitably qualified practitioners when representation of a child is required.
The accreditation is designed for children law practitioners who are able to demonstrate awareness, knowledge and expertise in children law proceedings and the representation of children in such proceedings.
The Law Society’s Family Law Accreditation covers all types of family law work, except public law Children Act work, which is covered by the Children Law Accreditation.
Family Law accreditation demonstrates that the accredited firm has and will maintain the required level of competence and knowledge, as defined by the Law Society, in the area of family law.
The Law Society’s Criminal Litigation Accreditation covers all types of criminal law work.
It demonstrates that the accredited firm has and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in the area of criminal litigation.
The Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation covers the representation of patients in all proceedings before the first-tier tribunal (mental health) under the Mental Health Act 1983.
The accredited firms adhere to best practice and guidelines defined by the Law Society, including the duty of confidentiality and what constitutes the best interests of the client.