International practices awarded Lexcel accreditation
An increasing number of international law practices are showing an interest in Lexcel, the Law Society's practice management standard. Practices from Canada, Egypt, UAE, Ireland, the Channel Islands, Poland, Bahrain and Oman have recently joined the 1200+ legal practices with the sought-after accreditation.
What is Lexcel?
Lexcel provides professionals in law firms and in-house legal departments internationally with a flexible, supportive management framework to help develop greater operational efficiencies, manage risk effectively, reduce costs and promote profitability. 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. By implementing policies, plans and procedures within Lexcel's key areas, such as client service and risk management, practices and legal teams can demonstrate the positive steps they have taken to support their clients internationally.
First to seek accreditation for practices in the Middle East was Trowers & Hamlins. Jonathan Adlington, Senior Partner at Trowers & Hamlins, said: "We are proud to be the first firm to gain the Lexcel accreditation in the Middle East. It shows our clients and staff that we are managing the practice efficiently and have their best interests at heart." International in-house legal teams have also been keen to join the accreditation scheme. FTSE 250 firm Carillion recently extended its Lexcel accreditation to its overseas offices.
Find out more
For more information contact the Lexcel office at the Law Society:
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7320 5933
Address: Lexcel Office, The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL
Or visit the Law Society stand at the IBA annual conference in Dublin in October, the Lexcel team will be happy to answer your questions.