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 2023
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.