As a high-profile law firm, the standard of our expertise and service has been recognised in many different ways. We’re Lexcel-accredited, which is only awarded to firms that meet the highest management and client care standards. We also continue to draw praise from clients, contacts and independently researched legal directories.
STILL AHEAD IN THE LEGAL DIRECTORIES
The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners
Every year, The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners undertake in-depth research of UK law firms. They publish their findings online every autumn. SA Law has been ranked as a regional leader in all of its major fields of expertise consistently for a number of years.
Lexcel is the Law Society’s practice management standard and is awarded to solicitor firms that meet the highest management and customer care standards.
Lexcel-accredited practices undergo rigorous independent assessment each year to ensure that they continue to meet the required standards of excellence in areas such as client care and case management. To learn more about the Lexcel system of accreditation, please visit the Law Society’s website or contact us on 01727 798000.
LAW SOCIETY CHILDREN PANEL
SA Law Partner, Marilyn Bell, celebrates her 13th year as a member of the Law Society Children Panel.
Marilyn 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.
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.
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.
LAW SOCIETY FAMILY MEDIATION
SA Law Partner, Marilyn Bell, is a Member of the Family Mediators Association and an Accredited Family Mediator.