We are pleased to announce that the Firm has successfully completed a 3 yearly Lexcel re-accreditation.
The assessment took place at our offices on 29th and 30th June, as well as off site, with 4 of our 7 fee earners and 4 of our support staff interviewed.
The assessor noted that the 2016-2017 year was the most successful financially in the firm’s 10 year history.
She also commented positively on the fact that all the interviewees described supportive and close working relationships within the firm.
13 good practice areas were identified including:- the quality of the Firm’s strategic planning; donations to local causes under our Community and Social Responsibility Policy, our detailed Health and Safety Risk Assessments; a significant improvement in cash flow forecasting; and the quality of our Learning and Development Policy incorporating the new Competency Statement for solicitors.
The re-accreditation confirms our Lexcel membership ongoing from 01.06.2017 until 31.05.2020.
Fairweathers LLP’s CEO, Nick Fairweather commented:-
“I am delighted that we have again passed the rigorous Lexcel audit, this comprising a full re-accreditation this year. We have had this practice management standard for many years now and it is essential to the Firm operating successfully, in all our activities, so as to provide the highest level of service to our clients. A lot of hard work goes into the preparation for Lexcel every year and I thank all my staff for their contributions to this success, particularly our Office Manager Tracie Linehan.”
Lexcel covers practice management and client care standards over 7 areas: Business structure and strategy; financial management; information management; people management; risk management; client care; and file and case management.