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Lexcel is the Law Society's international practice management standard. It is a scheme for any type of practice to certify that certain standards have been met following independent assessment.

The Lexcel practice management standard is only awarded to solicitors who meet the highest management and customer care standards. Lexcel accredited practices undergo rigorous independent assessment every year to ensure they meet required standards of excellence in areas such as client care, case management and risk management. 



Lawnet ISO9001:2008

ISO 9001:2008 is the International Standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS).

It provides a company with a set of principles that ensure a common sense approach to the management of business activities to consistently achieve customer satisfaction.




LawNet member firms are part of a nationwide network committed to rigorous quality standards and best practice. Recruitment of new member firms is largely by invitation, and is very selective. Only firms that meet our stringent quality and service criteria are invited to join.

Better service – quality assured law firms; independently audited

Every LawNet member must secure and maintain the LawNet ISO9001:2008 quality assurance standard - which includes regular independent evaluation, providing in-depth analysis of their performance and recommendations for continuous improvement to ensure customers receive the best possible service.   


The Criminal Defence Service

The Criminal Defence Service (CDS) guarantees that people under police investigation or facing criminal charges can get legal advice and representation.

By ensuring that people accused of crimes have access to legal advice and representation, the CDS also helps the police and courts operate fairly and efficiently.

The CDS is run by the LSC in partnership with criminal defence lawyers and representatives.



The Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme

The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. Membership achievement establishes a level of credibility for member firms with stakeholders (regulators, lenders, insurers and consumers) based upon:

  • the integrity of the Senior Responsible Officer and other key conveyancing staff
  • the firm's adherence to good practice management standards
  • adherence to prudent and efficient conveyancing procedures through the scheme protocol


LS_criminalThe Law Society Criminal Law Accreditation

Members will have shown, to the satisfaction of the Law Society and through external examination that they have and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in the area of criminal litigation.


LS_familyThe Law Society Family Law Accreditation

The Family Law Accreditation Scheme covers all types of family law work, except public law Children Act work, which is covered by the Children Law Accreditation Scheme.

Members 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 the area of family law.



The Law Society Planning Law Accreditation

The Planning Law Accreditation Scheme covers all work undertaken by solicitors and suitably qualified Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives (FILEX) arising out of the processes of obtaining planning permission for the erection or change of use of buildings.

It covers all aspects of the work involved, including negotiations, disputes and appeals.



If you have any questions regarding our Accreditations, then please contact our Practice Manager below.


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