Awards & Accolades

We are proud to be, not just an award-winning law firm, but an award-supporting one as well. Find out more about our achievements that set us apart and benefit our clients.

Awards, accreditations & achievements 


The Lexcel award provides confidence to those looking for legal advice, as well as our valued clients and referrers of the quality, competence and reliability of SA Law’s legal services. In securing Lexcel consecutively for 15 years, our firm has demonstrated its consistent approach to its values, as well as our commitment to a culture of quality and transparency. 

The Legal 500 & Chambers & Partners 

We are incredibly proud that all of SA Law’s legal departments continue to be cited as leaders in their field by independent legal researchers Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500. clients and referrers pinpoint our exceptional personal client service, communication and technical expertise.

The Law Society- Children's Panel & Mediation

SA Law Partner, Marilyn Bell has been a member of the Law Society Children Panel since April 2000. The Children Panel is an accreditation scheme introduced by The Law Society and is a recognised quality standard for family law.

In order to achieve this membership of excellence, solicitors undergo an independent assessment to demonstrate their experience in public and private law proceedings under the Children Act 1989. Marilyn has achieved and maintained this accreditation for over 12 years, which is testament to Marilyn’s extensive experience and knowledge in children law.

Marilyn is also a Member of the Family Mediators Association and an Accredited Family Mediator.


Resolution is a national organisation of family lawyers committed to non-confrontational divorce, separation and other family problems. This is a recognised quality standard in the UK and in order to achieve this membership of excellence, lawyers undergo an independent assessment to demonstrate their experience.

Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS)

Introduced by The Law Society in January 2009, the scheme has become a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing. Applicant firms are assessed against a set of rigorous benchmarking standards to establish the integrity of their conveyancing staff and the service provided. This includes the team’s adherence to good practice management standards, as well as prudent and efficient conveyancing procedures through the scheme’s protocol. After months of assessment, SA Law’s Real Estate Department achieved CQS accreditation on 9th December 2011.

Top 10 Influential M&A Lawyers in Thames Valley 2023

We are delighted that our highly-regarded Corporate team was included in this esteemed list of the top 10 M&A Lawyers in Thames Valley by Business Insider. 


We are on our way to achieving BCorp status, the globally recognised certification that marks a commitment to the highest standards of social and environmental impact.

The B Corp certification covers five key impact areas; Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers. The process is rigorous, with applicants required to reach a benchmark score of over 80 while providing evidence of socially and environmentally responsible practices relating to energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity and corporate transparency.

Awards that we are currently supporting

Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards 2024

SA Law is proud to have been the joint headline sponsor of the Inspiring Herts Awards since 2019. The awards, which are known as 'The Oscars of Hertfordshire' are organised by Herts Chamber of Commerce and recognise the ambitions and achievements of entrepreneurs, charities, SMEs and . Read more about the awards and how to get involved here.

Why should my business enter awards?

Thinking of entering your organisation for an award? Past winners and finalists have benefited from extensive regional and national media exposure that have led to increased business development opportunities. Reaching the final can also help employees feel rewarded for their work, which can boost motivation.

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SA Law’s Workplace Wellbeing Achievements Recognised by Legal Sector double award shortlist

We’re incredibly proud to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for not one, but TWO prestigious legal sector awards for Workplace Wellbeing! The Modern…

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SA Law Granted Law Society Accolade for the Fifteenth Year Running

SA Law is proud to announce that it has been awarded Lexcel for the fifteenth year running.

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SA Law has Been Awarded for Their Commitment to the Wellbeing of Their Employees.

SA Law is proud to announce that is has been awarded the Level 1 Herts Healthy Workplace Accreditation, which is an endorsement of our commitment to the…

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Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards 2023 Event Overflowed With the County’s Talent

In an unprecedented year for entries, the 12th ‘Oscars of Hertfordshire’ were a spectacular celebration of the county’s outstanding businesses and the…

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The Legal 500 2023 - Clients praise SA Law’s personal service, communication, and friendly expertise

Clients and peers say SA Law 'provide the very highest levels of legal expertise' and 'exceptional client service'.

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New editorial post recognises Robert Ryall's dispute resolution expertise

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SA Law LLP provides ‘good, pragmatic advice' with ‘excellent response times and good customer service levels'.
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SA Law Lawyers Recognised as Outstanding Leaders in Their Fields by Clients and Competitor Law Firms

Analysis conducted by global legal market researchers, Chambers & Partners, has again recognised SA Law’s exceptional levels of client service and technical…

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SA Law are excellent and deliver pragmatic advice delivered in a timely manner.
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SA Law Legal 500 results 2022

SA Law retains top rankings in this year’s Legal 500

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The personal service and the way they deal with clients in an open and a simplistic way is extremely refreshing.
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Exceptional feedback secures rankings in UK law firms guide

Chambers & Partners 2022 research has again resulted in rankings for four of SA Law’s legal teams, as well as for six individual lawyers.

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SA Law win Law Society Excellence Award

SA Law was recognised as best in the nation at the Law Society of England and Wales’s prestigious Excellence Awards in London.

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SA Law win double at the Herts Digital Awards

We are delighted to share the news of our double win at the Hertfordshire Digital Awards.

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Adding value is the secret of social media success and SA Law really delivers on that. A powerful content strategy backed by strong images. Solid gold!
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The ‘knowledgeable, professional and helpful’ team at SA Law LLP has ‘a genuine dedication to its clients, and delivers an excellent level of service’.
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