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Our accreditations

Law Society accreditations

Our solicitors are accredited by the Law Society in a number of specialist areas, reflecting our expertise and the strength of our practice in these niche areas of law.

Children Law

This accreditation shows that our solicitors have met the required standard for children law and the representation of children and have agreed to follow the Law Society’s Code of Practice for Children.

Our members of the Law Society’s Children Law Panel are:

Sarah Woods

Conveyancing Quality Scheme

Our residential property team are accredited by the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), showing that we meet the highest standards for handling residential property transactions. This provides assurance that we can offer a consistently reliable and trustworthy conveyancing service.

Criminal Litigation

This accreditation shows that our criminal law solicitors have the knowledge, skills and experience to effectively represent clients in a wide range of criminal law matters.

Our members of the Law Society’s Criminal Litigation Panel and Duty Solicitors are:

Glen Wrigley

Martha Whitehead

Family Law

This accreditation reflects our solicitors’ skills across all areas of Family Law work, excluding public law work covered by the Children Act.

Our members of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel are:

Jane Killerby-Nicholls

Lexcel

This is a general accreditation achieved by the firm which shows that we meet the highest standards of client care and practice management. We have held this accreditation since 2001 and received our renewal in May 2019.

Other accreditations

Our solicitors also hold accreditations from a number of other organisations, reflecting our specialist skills and expertise across a number of areas.

Resolution

Resolution is a network of lawyers committed to removing conflict from family law matters such as divorce and separation. Members have specialist training in areas such as mediation, which can offer an alternative option for resolving family disputes.

Solicitors in our team who are members of Resolution are:

Pamela Donnellan

Jane Killerby-Nicholls

Association of Lawyers for Children

The Association of Lawyers for Children aims to promote access to justice for children and young people. Members receive training to promote exception best practice standards and ensure children and young people receive the highest quality representation.

Solicitors in our team who are members of the Association of Lawyers for Children are:

Sarah Woods

Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

STEP is a global association whose members are internationally recognised as experts in the area of family inheritance and succession planning.

Our members of the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) are:

Liz Taylor

Lucy Dunning

Jennifer Moorhouse

Nazia Nawaz (Affiliate)

Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists

This is an association open to solicitors who practise in this specific area of law and conduct their cases in accordance with a code of conduct also ensuring high quality representation.

Our member is:

Nazia Nawaz

Employment Lawyers Association

The Employment Lawyers Association is a network of employment lawyers that works to promote best practice and provides additional training for members.

Our members of the Employment Lawyers Association:

John Webster

Accredited Police Station Representatives

Accredited Police Station Representatives support clients during interview at police stations.

Our Accredited Police Station Representatives are:

Heather Crossthwaite

Laura Leech

Rob Taberner

Higher Rights of Audience

Solicitors with the Higher Right of Audience are able to represent clients in the higher courts.

Our solicitors who hold the Higher Rights of Audience are:

Peter Cunliffe

Craig Morris

Health and Safety Lawyers Association (HSLA)

This is the professional association for all lawyers working in the area of Health and Safety law. They offer support, education and training for members.

Our members of the Health and Safety Lawyers Association (HSLA) are:

Peter Hayes

Craig Morris

Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC)

The CLC offers training and licensing for legal professionals handling residential property transactions. Licensed Conveyancers have met the required standard to offer a safe, reliable conveyancing service.

Our licensed conveyancers are:

Jenna Allwood

Julie Shepherd

Amy Settle

Regulation

We are independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).