A Happy New Year from Ringrose Law, as they are delighted to announce they have received LEXCEL accreditation from the Law Society for the fourteenth year running, the longest achieving LEXCEL firm in the County.
Ringrose Law was the first firm in Lincolnshire to accomplish this prestigious accreditation. The Lexcel award confirms that Ringrose Law offer ‘Excellence in legal practice management and client care’.
Lexcel is developed specifically for the legal profession. It is an optional, recognised accreditation scheme for law firms and in-house legal departments which gives assurance to customers that a practice meets high client care and business management standards.
The annual accreditation involves a yearly rigorous inspection and assessment from an independent Lexcel assessor appointed by an independent assessment body, which includes reviewing internal plans, policies, and procedures to check they are up to date and in effective operation, plus interviewing staff and understanding the overall company performance.
Paul Cooper, Senior Partner at Ringrose Law comments;
“We are very proud to have achieved Lexcel for the fourteenth consecutive year. Our clients and staff, who are the main beneficiaries, can be assured that the way we manage the practice has their interests at heart and runs efficiently. There is a lot of choice in the legal services market but being Lexcel accredited demonstrates our commitment to client care and best practice.
2018 was a fantastic year for the firm. We relaunched our Commercial Department with three new appointments into the team. We also promoted 16 members of staff to Associate and Senior Associate level. We look forward to developing our strategic goals even further going into 2019, with further announcements to follow in the Spring.”
Debbie Fowler, Lexcel Consultant comments;
“It has been a pleasure working with Ringrose Law and assisting with the significant achievement of Lexcel accreditation. It is not easy to obtain and retain this accreditation and members of the firm work hard to do so and are proud of the accreditation.
The Lexcel standard requires that there is supervision of all legal work undertaken by a suitably qualified person, and internal audits are undertaken to assess legal advice given and management of work. This is to ensure that clients receive the best service possible.
The firm has effective policies and procedures in place and staff training is provided to safeguard client data and I find this particularly reassuring.
It can be very difficult for clients when buying legal services for a personal matter or on behalf of a business to choose between the wide range of providers, and therefore it is extremely important to the firm that it holds Lexcel accreditation because it is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark promoting an industry recognised quality management approach for client service and running an efficient legal practice.”