Ward Gethin Archer is a member of LawNet, the UK's leading group of law firms. LawNet member firms are all committed to the provision of legal services of the highest quality. Membership provides access to resources normally only available to the largest law firms. This ensures that the quality of service you receive is second to none.
We take the delivery of our services very seriously, wherever possible we adhere to recognised service requirements.
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 http://www.sra.org.uk/
Some reasons why you should select us are listed below:
- We are ISO 9002 certified by Moody Certification and across our practice we follow ISO standards which are audited regularly by Moody Certification. For guidance on ISO certification please visit http://www.iso.org/iso/about.htm
- Our solicitor's skills and expertise feature in the Legal 500. The Legal 500 has been published for over 20 years and is used internationally to give definitive judgment on the capabilities of law firms in various practice areas. More information can be found at http://www.legal500.com
Wherever appropriate we encourage our Partners and Fee earning staff to join and participate in their specialist bodies, our staff are, as appropriate, members of:
- Lexcel Practice Management Standard
Lexcel is the Law Society's international practice management standard. It is a scheme for any type of practice to certify that certain standards have been met following independent assessment. The Lexcel practice management standard is only awarded to solicitors who meet the highest management and customer 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.
- The Law Society Personal Injury Panel
As a member of Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme we have been rigorously and independently tested by the Law Society and have proven our expertise in dealing with personal injury matters and shown we provide an exceptional service for our clients.
- The Law Society Family Law Accreditation Scheme.
As members we have shown, to the satisfaction of the Law Society, that we have and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in the area of family law.
- The Law Society Conveyacing Quality Scheme
This is the quality standard for residential conveyancers. As a member you can be sure that we meet the high standards set by the Law Society, and that you will get a professional, high quality conveyancing service from our team of conveyancers.
- Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
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. Members are known to provide expert advice on how to comply with the often complex law and tax rules surrounding trusts, estates and inheritance. For more information please visit http://www.step.org
- Solicitors for the Elderly
Solicitors for the Elderly members are recognised to provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers. For more information please visit their website http://www.solicitorsfortheelderly.com
- Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists
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. More information can be found at http://www.actaps.com
- Professional Negligence Lawyers Association
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 claimant’s and professionals where there has been professional negligence. More information can be found at http://www.pnla.org.uk
Resolution members are family lawyers committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. We follow a Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems. Members must encourage solutions that consider the needs of the whole family; in particular the best interests of children. For more information please visit http://resolution.org.uk
- The Notaries Society
A notary is a qualified lawyer and they are required to follow similar rules to solicitors. Notaries are primarily concerned with the authentication and certification of signatures and documents for use abroad. More information can be found at http://www.thenotariessociety.org.uk/what-a-notary-does