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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.

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:

Peter Cunliffe, Craig Morris, Peter Hayes


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 June 2020.

Family Law Panel

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

Pamela Donnellan

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 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:

Donna Leigh

Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (known as ACTAPS)

The association was established in September 1997 for lawyers specialising in contentious trust and probate work. 

Solicitor with this accreditation is:

Emma Manifold

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 TaylorLucy Dunning, Sarah Greene, Debbie Leventhall

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:

Owain Williams, Chloe Durose, Ellie Ingleton

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 CunliffeCraig 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 HayesCraig 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 AllwoodJulie ShepherdAmy Settle, Janet Turner



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