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By Paul Jones

Why Lexcel 6?

If your firm isn't currently accredited to the Law Society Lexcel standard, and you're wondering why you should achieve it, then this article is for you...
While there may be lot of different reasons for achieving the standard, first and foremost is the old favourite, "Compliance." The latest version of Lexcel is the closest version to date to the SRA Handbook 2011 and its requirements, the majority of which are designed not to expose a solicitors firm to any element of risk.

By Wayne Williams

LEXCEL 6 - Summary of the Changes

LEXCEL 6 - the key changes summarised


Lexcel 6 was launched by the Law Society on Wednesday 29 October 2014.

It becomes mandatory for both new applications and existing firms from 1st May 2015.

 

By Paul Jones

Financial Stability & The Lexcel Standard

Financial Stability & The Lexcel Standard

Even the most reclusive of lawyers will have heard by now about the emphasis the SRA has placed on financial stability in 2013. In August, the SRA have sent firms a list of questions as part of "an information gathering exercise" on the subject.

 

By Paul Jones

Cpm21 and the Lexcel Standard

 CPM21 and the Lexcel Standard

Cpm21 is recognised as being a leading provider of Lexcel accreditation support services, but even we are suprised at how many practices we've helped get accredited recently.

By Paul Jones

Congratulations to Martyn Prowel Solicitors

CPM21 Congratulates Martyn Prowel Solicitors at achieving the Lexcel Standard.

 Martyn Prowel Solicitors are one of the latest Welsh Solicitors firms to be accredited with the Lexcel standard, and another one of many that CPM21 has supported in the process.

By Paul Jones

SQM or Lexcel - Time to decide for your Legal Aid Tender

SQM or Lexcel - Time to decide for your Legal Aid Tender

The LSC have released their "Frequently Asked Questions" for thier Latest Civil Tender. If you want to avoid a third party SQM Audit to qualify for the tender, read this article...

By Paul Jones

The New Lexcel Version 5.0 Standard

What can the sector expect from the new Lexcel V5.0 standard? Probably a clear alignment with the new SRA regulations that will come into force in October, the same time the new standard is to be launched.

By Wayne Williams

LEXCEL or SQM?

Is it the beginning of end for the LSC's Specialist Quality Mark (SQM)?

If most firms opt for the LEXCEL standard, will the SQM survive? It is easy to envisage the demise of the SQM in the next year or so if firms vote with their feet.

By Paul Jones

Lexcel V4.1 Update

Read our latest update on Lexcel V4.1 and what it means to existing accredited practices and to newly applying practices.

By Paul Jones

Lexcel 4.1 - An Update to the Standard

The Lexcel Standard will change from January 2011. The changes aren't major, as there are more revisions expected next year, but if you have the current standard, or want to get the standard, then you need to know what the changes are.