Lexcel is the Law Society’s practice management standard. The Law Society being the representation body for solicitors in England and Wales. It independently assesses practices every year to ensure that they meet the required standards of excellence in areas such as client care, case management and risk management and then certifies that certain standards have been met.The Lexcel practice management standard is only awarded to solicitors who meet the highest management and customer care standards.

Investors in People is a national quality standard which sets a level of good practice for improving an organisation’s performance through a planned approach to setting and communicating business objectives and developing people to meet these objectives.


MASS is a national association of solicitors specialising in road traffic accident claims. Formed in 1991, MASS is non-profit making and seeks to ensure members provide clear, comprehensive advice and the best possible service when dealing with road traffic accident claims.




Chambers UK is a client’s guide to the UK legal profession. Recommendations made within this guide are on merit alone - it is not possible for a firm to buy their way into the publication.



The ACL is the representative body for Costs Lawyers - regulated legal professionals who specialise in the law relating to legal costs. The ACL promotes the interests of Costs Lawyers and lobbies on their behalf. It also provides education and training for its members and the wider legal profession.




Legal 500 is the largest and most prestigious in-depth survey of the UK legal market and offers the definitive judgment of law firm capabilities. It is an independent guide, and firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit.



The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accreditation is a quality standard for residential conveyancing practices which recognises the highest practice management standards and is a mark of excellence for the home buying process.


APIL has been fighting for the rights of injured people for 20 years. A not-for-profit campaign organisation, APIL’s 4,700 member lawyers (mainly solicitors, barristers and legal executives) are dedicated to changing the law, protecting and enhancing access to justice, and improving the services provided for victims of personal injury.


The Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme covers all work undertaken by solicitors and Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives (FILEX) on behalf of victims and their dependants, or compensators, as to their rights and obligations arising out of any alleged act of negligence or breach of statutory duty as a result of which the victim has sustained personal injuries or fatal injuries.



Resolution’s 6,500 members are family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Our members follow a Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems. Our members encourage solutions that consider the needs of the whole family - and in particular the best interests of children.

Membership of Resolution commits family lawyers to resolving disputes in a non-confrontational way. We believe that family law disputes should be dealt with in a constructive way designed to preserve people’s dignity and to encourage agreements.



STEP is the professional body for the trust and estate profession worldwide. As such, STEP is a unique international intellectual resource that ensures its members prosper by maintaining the highest professional values.

Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) is an independent, national organisation of lawyers, such as solicitors, barristers, and legal executives who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.


CLSB is the Approved Regulator of Costs Lawyers under delegated authority of the Association of Costs Lawyers (the “ACL”).
The Legal Services Board oversees the work of the CLSB to ensure all regulatory provisions are met under the Legal Services Act 2007 and other prevailing legislation.