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Conveyancing Quality Scheme Accreditation Explained

Posted: 6th April 2022

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When we won the prestigious Law Society “Conveyancing Quality Scheme”, we became one of the first law firms in the country to achieve this award. After that, Newtons became part of an elite group being championed by the Law Society as an ambassador for new standards in the home buying process. But what is the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme? And is a conveyancing accreditation important when looking for a conveyancing solicitor? We discuss these questions below.

What are accreditations for solicitors?

Accreditations are independent evaluations reliant on recognised industry standards that assess skills based on formal demonstrations and competence. For The Law Society, accreditation is a seal of approval that your solicitor’s experience, working practices, and track records have been independently assessed and are sound and reputable.

What is the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme?

The Conveyancing Quality Scheme is a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. This accreditation can help solicitors to reduce the risk of claims and protect their reputation. Additionally, as a client, the conveyancing accreditation proves the solicitor’s expertise and wealth of knowledge surrounding conveyancing and property law, ensuring that you are in good hands.

Importance of conveyancing accreditations

“For what is the most expensive purchase of anyone’s lifetime, it is vital that they can rely on the quality service provision of CQS.” said Law Society President Linda Lee.

The Land Registry welcomed the scheme as a step in the right direction recognising high standards in property law and conveyancing.

Fiona Gillam, solicitor, who project-managed the original application for Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation, said, “Our clients can be assured that when starting the home buying process, their house transaction is in safe hands and that we will guide them through the process with courtesy and professionalism”.

Why choose Newtons?

We only employ lawyers who we would be happy representing our own friends and family. We have a huge amount of experience within our local lawyers across our nine regional offices located across Yorkshire and the North East.

So, if you’re looking for solicitors who are experts in property law and conveyancing, with a Law Society Conveyancing Accreditation, we can help you. Any question regarding the home buying process or query for conveyancing legal advice is welcomed with open arms. Contact our offices today to find out more about how we can help.