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Quality Standards

Ward Gethin Archer take the delivery of our services very seriously; wherever possible we adhere to recognised service requirements and quality standards. Wherever appropriate we also encourage our Partners and lawyers to join and participate in their specialist bodies and accreditation schemes.

We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA Practice Number 566796) and their rules and principles governing solicitors' conduct apply to us. An on-line guide to these can be found at www.sra.org.uk/handbook.

LawNet Excellence Mark (ISO 9001:2008)

Lawnet Quality Excellence Mark

The LawNet Excellence Mark has at its heart the internationally recognised LawNet ISO 9001:2008 quality standard.

The annual independant verification by the Centre for Assessment of compliance with this standard leads to continuous improvement to ensure that clients are provided with the best possible service.

Law Society Lexcel Practice Management Standard

Law Society Acredited: Lexcel Practice Management Standard

The Law Society's Lexcel accreditation is recognised as the gold-star legal quality mark.

The Lexcel practice management standard is only awarded to solicitors firms who meet the highest management and client care standards. Lexcel accredited practices undergo rigorous independent assessment every year to ensure they meet required standards of excellence in areas such as client care, case management and risk management.

Law Society Conveyancing Quality Accreditation

Law Society Acredited: Conveyancing Quality Standard

The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation is awarded after rigorous examination and testing to confirm that the firm has a high level of knowledge, skill, experience and best practice in the area of residential property transactions. Our lawyers undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self reporting, random audits and annual reviews to maintain our CQS status.

The scheme is recogonised by the Council of Mortgage Lenders, the Building Societies Association, Legal Ombudsman and the Association of British Insurers.

Individual Accreditations

Law Society

Law Society's Personal Injury Accredited

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Our lawyers awarded the Law Society's Personal Injury accreditation have been rigorously and independently tested and proven to have a high level of knowledge, skill and experience in dealing with personal injury work.

Law Society

Law Society's Family Law Accredited

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Our lawyers in being awarded the Family Law accreditation by the Law Society, have been independently assessed to confirm they have the superior experience, knowledge and best practice for undertaking cases in family law, and are committed to dealing with each matter thoughtfully and sensitively.

Resolution Specialists

Resolution Specialists

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Our Resolution accredited specialists have been independently assessed by Resolution to confirm that they are able to demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, practical application and best practice in family law and that they are experts in a range of areas of law arising from family breakdown.

Individual Memberships

Resolution

Resolution

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Resolution is a national organisation of family lawyers, all of whom are committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Its members follow a Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems, and must encourage solutions that consider the needs of the whole family; in particular the best interests of children.

Resolution Collaborative Lawyers

Resolution Collaborative Lawyers

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Resolution Collaborative Lawyers have been trained and completed the Resolution Collaborative Foundation training, which enables them to conduct family related matters under the Collaborative Law Model. There are codes of practice and standardised procedures.

Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners

Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners

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The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) is the leading worldwide professional body for practitioners in the fields of trusts, estates and related issues. STEP members provide expert advice on how to comply with the often complex law and tax rules surrounding trusts, estates and inheritance.

STEP Code for Will Preparation

STEP Code for Will Preparation

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The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Code for Will Preparation, is a set of ethical principles that operate for benefit of clients and demonstrate openly the commitment of STEP members to transparency and client service. It provides a framework under which each STEP member determines how best to meet the needs of each individual client.

Solicitors for the Elderly

Solicitors for the Elderly

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Solicitors for the Elderly is a national organisation of lawyers, whose members are recognised to provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.

Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists

Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists

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The Association was established for lawyers specialising in contentious trust and probate work. It provides a forum for specialists to exchange experience and know-how in this specialist area. Members hold seminars, conferences and meetings to promote the enhancement of the specific skills specialisation and expertise in this area.

Professional Negligence Lawyers Association

Professional Negligence Lawyers Association

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The Professional Negligence Lawyers' Association was established in 2004 to give the general public help if they have a dispute with a professional and are looking for a specialist to help enable them resolve the problem. It is now used by both parties in dispute in matters of professional negligence.

The Notaries Society

The Notaries Society

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The Notaries Society is the society representing the 900 or so Notaries Public practising in England and Wales. Notaries are primarily concerned with the authentication and certification of signatures and documents for use abroad.