Crime specialists, Olliers of Manchester has secured the National Law Society’s law management quality mark, Lexcel.
Lexcel is developed specifically for the legal profession. It is an optional, recognised accreditation scheme for law firms which gives assurance that a practice meets high client care and management standards.
To gain and retain Lexcel accreditation, practices must undergo a rigorous initial, then annual application and assessment process. This includes conducting background checks and an on-site visit from an experienced, trained Lexcel assessor.
Matthew Claughton, Managing Partner at Olliers said “March 2012 has been a great month for Olliers. At the beginning of the month we won the Manchester Legal Awards Crime Firm of the Year and to secure our Lexcel Accreditation at the end of the month is fantastic news.
“We are proud to have secured 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. Being Lexcel accredited demonstrates our commitment to client care and best practice.”
The Law Society
John Wotton, President of the Law Society of England and Wales said:
“Achieving Lexcel accreditation proves a serious commitment to the continual development of the practice’s management standards. Practices opt to undertake rigorous application and assessment process for the optional scheme to help demonstrate their investment in their business.
“By implementing policies, plans and procedures within Lexcel’s key areas, such as client service and risk management, practices can show the positive steps they are taking to help clients in an increasingly diverse, complicated and competitive legal market. Lexcel acts as a beacon of quality to clients and potential clients alike.”