We are pleased to report that we have today received notification that our recent Lexcel re-accreditation audit, which took place last month, has resulted in success for the firm.
Areas that the assessor commended us for, on this occasion, included the following:-
- A very thorough Equal Opportunities, Equality and Diversity policy.
- Our Community and Social Responsibility Policy.
- A very thorough Annual Business Plan including detailed short, medium and long-term objectives.
- Various others policies were commended for their thoroughness, such as our Conflict of Interest and Bribery policies.
Fairweathers Solicitors LLP’s CEO, Nick Fairweather, commented as follows:-
“Although it takes a lot of work and preparation every year we very much welcome this thorough annual audit of our financial, management and client care practices and procedures. I am proud that we are one of a comparatively small number of firms that have the Lexcel accreditation throughout Kent and it is something that we are very much committed to going forward.
It is so important that firms can objectively demonstrate high levels of competency at this time of change in the marketplace”.
Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, President of the Law Society of England and Wales, said:-
“Gaining and maintaining Lexcel is no mean feat. There are many facets of being a Lexcel accredited law firm, including client care. A commitment to customer service in today’s ever more competitive legal services market is vital.
By undergoing the rigorous Lexcel application assessment process, practices can show the positive steps they have taken to help clients in the increasingly diverse, complicated legal services market.
The scheme is a beacon of quality to clients and potential clients alike.
Fairweathers Solicitors LLP joins more than 1200 other legal practices in England and Wales with Lexcel accreditation. The practice management accolade has also gone international with firms in Scotland, the Middle East, Poland and the Republic of Ireland having gained accreditation”.