Morecrofts secures top accolade from national Law Society

Morecrofts Solicitors is flying the flag for legal best practice, with a management accolade from the national Law Society.

Morecrofts has been re-accredited with the national Law Society’s quality mark Lexcel, developed specifically for the legal profession. It is an optional, recognised accreditation scheme for law firms and in-house legal departments, which gives assurance that a practice meets high client care and business management standards.

Julie Johnson, business operations partner at Morecrofts Solicitors, which has four other offices across the region in Crosby, Wirral, Allerton and Woolton, as well as an office in London, said:

“For us, achieving the Lexcel quality mark is all about giving our clients and staff the very best service and care and that means managing the practice and their interests to the highest possible standards.

“There is a lot of choice in the legal services market and this really helps us stand out and demonstrate just how much importance we place on best practice. We were one of the first firms to apply for and achieve the Lexcel quality mark in 2002 and are very proud that we have held the accreditation continuously since then.”

Andrew Caplen, President of the Law Society of England and Wales, said:

“Gaining and maintaining Lexcel is no mean feat. There are many facets of being a Lexcel accredited law firm including client care. A commitment to customer service in today’s evermore competitive legal services market is vital.

“By undergoing the rigorous Lexcel application and assessment process practices can show the positive steps they are taking to help clients in the increasingly diverse, complicated legal services market. The scheme is a beacon of quality to clients and potential clients alike.”

To gain and retain Lexcel accreditation, practices must undergo a rigorous initial, then annual, application and assessment process. This includes conducting background checks and an on-site visit from an experienced, trained Lexcel assessor.

Morecrofts is one of more than 1500 other legal practices in England and Wales with Lexcel accreditation. The practice management accolade has also gone international, with firms in Scotland, the Middle East, Poland the Republic of Ireland having gained accreditation.

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