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Lexcel Accreditation

Welcome to LexcelAccreditation.co.uk, an information site where eldorado casino you can find out about the Lexcel Practice Management Standard, the benefits of gaining Lexcel Accreditation and how to start the process.

Whether you are a sole practitioner or a large practice with action casino multiple branches, gaining Lexcel can benefit your business in many ways:

  • Effective risk management
  • Better customer service leading
  • Improved marketability and competitive advantage
  • Increased success in tenders
  • Increased profitability
  • New providers for Legal Services Commission's (LSC's) family contracts can now choose to be Lexcel accredited instead of the obtaining their Specialist Quality Mark (SQM).

 

Lexcel Consultants

Through the Connect2Law scheme run by Pannone LLP we can provide access to a nationwide panel of Law Society trained Karamba Lexcel Consultants offering discounted rates. The consultants have been vetted and must work to an agreed service level agreement.

If you would like to find out how a Lexcel consultant can help your firm achieve Lexcel accreditation complete the form below for a free, no obligation consultation.

To discuss our services please call Paul Coombes or Kerry Aldcroft on 0161 909 6412

Using our Lexcel Consultants you can take advantage of:

  • Free initial one hour consultation
  • No obligation
  • 10% discount on daily rates
  • 15% discount on assessment centre fees
  • Nationwide coverage


 

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Lexcel In The News

November 2011

Version 5 of the Lexcel standard was introduced on 31st October and has been designed to support firms in moving towards outcomes focused regulation (OFR). From January 2012 compliance with V5 is optional but will be compulsory for all Lexcel Accredited firms from 1st July 2012.

October 2011

Established IW and Hampshire law firm Glanvilles has been presented with a prestigious Law Society accreditation. The new accreditation, Lexcel, recognises practice management, including standards of customer care, and was awarded after Glanvilles was independently assessed.

Glanvilles chief executive Jeremy Weeks said: “Everybody at Glanvilles is extremely proud of gaining this accreditation.

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Poole & Co Solicitors, who have incorporated Baker & Duke from Ilminster, have pledged their future to the town after securing the national Law Society’s Lexcel accolade, which marks the firm out as reaching high management standards.

Law Society president John Wootton said: “Poole & Co’s achievement of gaining Lexcel accreditation proves a commitment to the continual development of the practice’s management standards.”

September 2011

Leigh Young Solicitors has become the only firm in Stroud and one of just eight in the whole of Gloucestershire to receive the coveted Law Society practice management Lexcel accreditation.

Founding partners Cheryl Leigh and Margaret Young have enjoyed unprecedented growth in recent months with the appointment of two new employees and the Lexcel accreditation.

June 2011

TWP Solicitors in Manchester have achieved Lexcel Accreditation following assessment by the Law Society.

New Lexcel accredited firms:

B D Solicitors

Atkinson Cave & Stuart

Birchfields Solicitors

Slough Solicitors LLP

May 2011

Shropshire law firm FBC Manby Bowdler LLP has successfully retained two independent quality marks - The Law Society Lexcel Practice Management Standard and the ISO 9001:2008 (Lawnet) Standard.

HOLBEACH and Long Sutton solicitors Mossop and Bowser celebrated becoming the first firm in Lincolnshire to gain membership of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme, which involved undergoing rigorous assessment.

The practice, which has offices in Holbeach and Long Sutton, has held the Law Society’s practice management standard Lexcel since 2003.

Mossop and Bowser Solicitors partner Graham Wakefield said: “This underlines our commitment to providing an efficient and safe service with the client’s best interests at the heart of everything we do.”

New Lexcel accredited firms:

Thompsons Solicitors

Alsters Kelley LLP

Red Law Solicitors LLP

Scaiff LLP

Sydney Mitchell LLP

Beech Jones de Lloyd Limited

North Ainley Halliwell

Peter Edwards Law Ltd

Temple Heelis LLP

Alexander Solicitors

Marsons Solicitors

Pellys Solicitors Ltd

Scrivenger Seabrook Solicitors

TWM Solicitors LLP

Colin Jones Solicitors

Hugh James Solicitors (incl Involegal)

April 2011

A Lichfield law firm is celebrating after seeing its good work recognised.

Ansons Solicitors has achieved Lexcel accreditation and the Investors in People award. The Lexcel accreditation is only awarded to law firms who can satisfy the requirements of The Law Society in implementing the highest standards of client care.

New Lexcel accredited firms:

Sheridan Bowles Solicitors

Aspinall Wright

Wildings LLP

Anthony J Corps Ltd t/a AJC Law

Kaiser Solicitors

Personal Injury Practice (The)

John Fowlers LLP

Kloosmans

Cardiff County Council

 

March 2011

The long-established and highly respected Berwick solicitors’ firm, TC Smith, has gained the Law Society’s highest award for good practice and management, achieving Lexcel Accreditatioon.

Angels Solicitors LLP have retained their Lexcel Accreditation. The firm was initially awarded with the Lexcel quality mark in 2010, which is only awarded to legal firms who meet the highest management and client care standards.

Blakewater Solicitors in Blackburn have now attained the Law Society Lexcel accreditation quality mark.

New Lexcel accredited firms:

Harrowells LLP

The Thrasher Walker Partnership LLP

Daniel Francis Solicitors

Knocker & Foskett Solicitors

NewLaw Solicitors

February 2011

The National Fraud Authority (NFA) recently published its annual fraud indicator and assessed the cost of mortgage fraud at £1billion.

Solicitors firms that achieve the new quality standard mark for residential conveyancing will help to improve standards in the home buying market, deter fraud and form a trusted conveyancing community serving clients, lender and insurers according to the Law Society.

The first CQS law firms are due to be accredited in February 2011.

New Lexcel accredited firms:

Francis wilks & Jones LLP

Valens Solicitors

Winckworth Sherwood LLP

TC Smith

Gruber Garratt

Joseph A Jones

PF Legal Ltd t/a Pearson fielding

Steel Solicitors

Susan Howarth & Co

Worrall Power Solicitors

Garden House Solicitors

London fire & Emergency Planning Authority

Alison Fielden & Co

January 2011

New Lexcel accredited firms:

McAllister Olivarius

RT Cooper Solicitors

Mellor Hargreaves

Noble Solicitors

Woodfines Solicitors

Ross Aldridge LLP

Scott Richards

December 2010

Liverpool firm Maxwell Hodge was awarded a renewed Lexcel accreditation and Investors in People status. After an audit process, the firm was once again given the Law Society’s stamp of approval, awarded to firms which meet required standards in customer care and case and risk management.

September 2010

The Law Society has launched an initiative to increase the number of practices with Lexcel accreditation up from 850 to 1,000.  The marketing push is also being used to promote Lexcel to legal services consumers, with the line ‘Look for Lexcel, the Mark of Excellence’.

Lexcel, the only legal-specific quality mark, was launched in 1998. Currently 9% of firms, from sole practitioners to 50-plus partner practices, have achieved the Lexcel standard. Only 3% of firms have dropped out of the scheme – a handful because their accreditation has been withdrawn; a few because of budgetary pressures; and some have merged with other Lexcel practices. The standard is reviewed every three years and the latest, version 4.1, updates the 2007 version 4.


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Professional indemnity insurance

Many firms looking to apply for Lexcel Accreditation for the first time wish to know how this will affect their professional indemnity insurance. Whilst there is no fixed position on this, insurers do look favourably on firms who can show their approach to risk and the policies and procedures they have in place. Gaining the Lexcel standard is an instant 'tick in the box' many for of these concerns.