Legal Accreditations

Law Society accreditations help you and your practice to demonstrate expertise to potential clients, helping them to make an informed buying decision. Accreditations are awarded to practices and individuals.

Practice accreditations - Lexcel, conveyancing and wills and inheritance.

Individual accreditations - Recognise competency and expertise in specific areas of law.

The accreditations promote high standards in legal service provision and ensure that clients are easily able to identify lawyers with proven competency in given areas of law. They also ensure that scheme members maintain relevant standards of competency and expertise by means of periodic reselection, re-accreditation and re-authorisation.

Accreditation is a dynamic process and lawyers are actively engaged in shaping and directing the development of each scheme, sharing best practice and contributing to standards.

Lexcel - excellence in legal practice management and client care

Lexcel is the Law Society's legal practice quality mark for practice management and client care. Our consultants are Lexcel-trained and approved and have worked with hundreds of law firms across the country to achieve excellence in compliance and practice management.

Watch the Law Society’s videos below to see how other firms have benefited from being Lexcel accredited.

Advantage Consulting will work with your practice to develop a flexible and supportive management framework and help you develop consistent operational efficiencies and client services, manage risk effectively, reduce costs and promote profitability. Lexcel sets the required standard in seven different areas: structure and strategy, financial management, information management, people management, risk management, client care, file and case management. Law firms accredited against the Lexcel standard have the flexibility to implement procedures that are appropriate to their circumstances.

Why apply for Lexcel accreditation?

It is vital to manage the quality of your legal services effectively. A quality management system that is independently assessed demonstrates your commitment to consistently deliver services that meet client expectations, improve overall satisfaction and assist regulatory compliance.

Increase client satisfaction

  • Achieve consistent levels of client service across your practice.
  • Reduce the number of client complaints and increase overall satisfaction levels among clients.

Win more new business

  • Leverage Lexcel to attract new work and provide an advantage in tender processes.
  • Tailor Lexcel to your practice's or department's / organisation's processes to help provide a clear point of competitive differentiation.
  • Lexcel is accepted by the Legal Aid Agency, instead of the SQM.

Gain operational efficiencies

  • Increase profitability and efficiency through use of standardised processes.
  • Access more competitive insurance premiums.

Minimise the risk of claims

  • Protect your brand and reputation by using standardised processes to reduce risks of claims or complaints that may lead to negligence claims.
  • Improve compliance with regulatory requirements.

How do I apply for Lexcel accreditation?

Achieving Lexcel accreditation requires the completion of an application form and assessment/audit. Please contact us for more information.

In addition to Lexcel, our consultants can help you achieve other Law Society accreditations, such as CQS and WIQS. Click on the logo below to find out more about each of the Law Society’s accreditations. This will take you direct to the Law Society's website.

Children Law Clinical Negligence Conveyancing Quality Criminal Litigation Family Law Family Law Advanced Family Mediation Family Immigration & Asylum Family Immigration & Asylum Advanced Mental Health Personal Injury Lexcel Wills inheritance quality

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