Accreditations

What is Lexcel Accreditation?

Lexcel Accredited Solicitor

Law Society Lexcel accreditation is a legal quality mark, demonstrating that we are among those firms offering the highest standard of practice management and client care.

In order to be awarded Lexcel accreditation, JWS goes through rigorous and continual testing and inspections. This testing ensures that we have the highest standards in:

  • Protecting client confidentiality;
  • Communicating with clients clearly, honestly and continually about their case and costs;
  • Dealing with complaints appropriately;
  • File and data management.

The Lexcel accreditation is a promise to you, from the Law Society, that when instructing us you are in the hands of a trusted, professional practice of the highest quality.

What is CQS Accreditation?

Conveyancing Quality Scheme Accredited

We are accredited under the Conveyancing Quality Scheme. This is awarded by the Law Society and is a recognised hallmark of quality and integrity.

It means Julie West Solicitor continually undergoes rigorous examination, above and beyond that required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

We have proved that when it comes to handling residential conveyancing and mortgage work, we are not only capable, but that we are experts.

Accreditation is awarded based on the training and integrity of our staff, as well as our adherence to efficient and prudent practice management standards and conveyancing procedures.

JWS is proud to be one of the first practices in the UK to achieve this status. When you instruct us, you can be assured of our high level of knowledge, skills, experience and management.
 

Lexcel and CQS accredited Solicitor Julie West

What does membership of the Equity Release Council mean?

Equity Release Council

The Equity Release Council was formed in May 2012 to create a united voice for the industry and build on the legacy of Safe Home Income Plans (SHIP) as the trade body for equity release product providers. Its membership now includes advisers, solicitors, surveyors and product providers.

As a member of the Council, we adhere to the council’s high standards of conduct and practice, providing independent legal advice to ensure you understand your rights, obligations and benefits under the terms of your Equity Release plan.

At a face to face meeting with you, we will discuss the terms and conditions of your contract and ensure you are aware of the risks and rewards of proceeding before signing.