The use of large up-front fees and disproportionate deposits has already resulted in significant cost consequences for one care provider.
Lexcel was created by the Law Society to measure high standards of client care and business management. To gain Lexcel accreditation, Anthony Collins Solicitors undertook a rigorous application and assessment process, which included on-site scrutiny of policies, procedures and team practices from a Lexcel assessor.
The achievement of Lexcel follows the firm’s success in the 2013 Chambers and Partners guide, where it increased its ranking across seven specialist sectors and a total of 19 solicitors were individually recognised for excellence in their field.
A new head of risk and compliance, Rob Adams, will be working with teams to retain the Lexcel accreditation, helping to ensure that a consistent and high standard of service continues to be delivered across the firm.
Romaine Thompson, senior partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors, said: “We are extremely pleased to have achieved our goal of Lexcel accreditation. It confirms that we are putting the needs of our clients at the centre of our processes and that the practice is running with efficiency. We will continue to look for ways of making further improvements."
The government announced on 16 May that it will provide a fund of £400m to cover the costs of removal and replacement of cladding to high rise residential blocks which have failed tests.
Whilst some people are under the impression that preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is simply a case of completing a form and ticking a few boxes, it is about far more than this.
A big fear for some people facing divorce and the inevitable carving up of the matrimonial assets. They seek assurances that such assets will be “ring-fenced” and retained for them.
Thinking about the legal status of being a cohabitant probably isn’t at the top of the ‘to do’ list.
When an individual is thinking about making a gift to another individual, consideration needs to be given to the Potentially Exempt Transfer (PET) trap.
We are now only a few weeks away from the biggest change to data protection laws in over 20 years. Are you compliant?
The tragedy, in this case, is that there were options readily available to the midwives that they could have used. This was not a case of having to go above and beyond.
Arising from the recent Family Division announcement, people who think they are legally divorced may in fact still be married.
The SCCS has issued providers in the scheme a series of updated and new documents in order to assist with their National Minimum Wage review.
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