Lexcel Legal Practice Quality Mark
McNeil & Co. secured the national Law Society's law management quality mark, Lexcel in October 2012.
Lexcel is developed specifically for the legal profession. It is an optional, recognised accreditation scheme for law firms and in-house legal departments which gives assurance that a practice meets high client care and business management standards.
To retain Lexcel accreditation, the practice must undergo a rigorous annual application and assessment process. This includes conducting background checks and an on-site visit from an experienced Lexcel assessor.
While we are proud to have secured and retained Lexcel, it is our clients and staff who are the main beneficiaries. They can be assured that the way we manage the practice has their interests at heart and runs efficiently. There is a lot of choice in the legal services market, but being Lexcel accredited demonstrates our commitment to client care and best practice.
Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme
The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. Membership establishes a level of credibility for firms with stakeholders such as regulators, lenders and insurers as well as residential homebuyers and sellers.
Since its inception in 2011, the CQS has created a trusted community which has helped year on year to deter fraud and continually improve standards across the residential conveyancing sector.
Law Society Criminal Litigation Accreditation
The Criminal Litigation Accreditation covers all types of criminal law work. Members will have demonstrated through external examination that they have and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in the area of criminal litigation.
The Criminal Litigation Accreditation is designed to enable solicitors, barristers and Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives (FILEX) to qualify to apply for inclusion on local duty solicitor rotas under the Legal Services Commission's Criminal Defence Service Duty Solicitor Arrangements 2001.
Law Society Family Law Accreditation
The Family Law Accreditation covers all types of family law work, except public law Children Act work, which is covered by the Children Law Accreditation.
Members will have shown that they have and will maintain the required level of competence and knowledge, as defined by the Law Society, in the area of family law.