Lexcel is developed specifically for the legal profession and is an optional, recognised accreditation scheme for law firms and in-house legal departments. The accreditation gives assurance that a practice meets high client care and business management standards.
To gain and retain Lexcel accreditation the practice must undergo a rigorous initial then annual application and assessment process. This includes conducting background checks and an on-site visit from an independent experience trained Lexcel assessor.
Paul Corrigan, Partner at Farleys solicitors said: “we are proud to have secured Lexcel accreditation for the 5rd year running. It is important that our staff and clients remain assured that we manage the practice efficiently and with their best interests at heart. There is a lot of choice in the legal services market, but being Lexcel accredited demonstrates our commitment to client care and best practice”
Jonathan Smithers, President of the Law Society of England and Wales, said: “Gaining and maintaining Lexcel is a considerable feat. There are many facets of being a Lexcel accredited law firm, including excellence in client care. A real commitment to customer service in today’s evermore competitive legal services market is vital. By undergoing the rigorous Lexcel application and assessment process, practices can show the positive steps which they are taking to help clients in the increasingly diverse and complicated legal services market. The scheme is a beacon to clients and potential clients alike.”
Farleys Solicitors remains one of more than 1700 Lexcel accredited practices in England & Wales. Firms in Scotland, the Middle East, Poland and the Republic of Ireland have also gained accreditation and taken Lexcel international.
For more information about the Lexcel legal practice quality mark, please contact the Law Society Press office on: +44 (0)20 7316 5624 or email: email@example.com