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Wills and Inheritance Quality Mark

posted Dec 29, 2014, 6:42 PM by Robin Shepherd

Originally posted Tuesday, 15 April 2014




Shepherd & Co. secured a third Mark of Excellence, namely membership of the Law Society’s new Wills and Inheritance accreditation scheme in April 2014. 

The Law Society’s ‘Find a Solicitor’ website reveals Shepherd & Co. to be the only firm within 25 miles of Towcester to have received the Wills & Inheritance Quality Mark.  May 2014.

For more information on the Law Society’s Quality Schemes, visit
www.lawsociety.org.uk/cqs or contact Robin Shepherd at
legal@shepherdandco.com.

Lexcel Practice Management

posted Dec 29, 2014, 6:41 PM by Robin Shepherd

Originally posted Tuesday, 7 May 2013





Shepherd & Co. secured a second Quality Mark, namely membership of the Law Society’s Lexcel Practice Management accreditation scheme in 2013, adding to the Conveyancing Quality mark obtained in the previous year.  

Shepherd & Co was able to demonstrate overall excellence in practice administration and so become one of some 10% of legal practices which had attained the standard.  

‘We first inquired about the Lexcel quality mark in 2004’, explained Managing Partner, Robin Shepherd.  ‘We were told by the Assessor at our preliminary meeting that he had not seen a practice so well prepared.  As a result of the compliment, we saw no reason to take it any further.’  

In 2011, we reviewed our management plans.  As we live in an ever-changing world, we thought we should now make the application.  It was then that the Law Society introduced another mark of excellence, namely the Conveyancing Quality Scheme.  We took that up, and achieved the mark in a matter of months.  Following the grant, we returned to the Lexcel application.  On conclusion of the assessment the Assessor described us as a “well run firm.” 

‘It is one thing to believe we are doing a good job.  It is quite another for our own professional body to endorse that view.  It gives confidence to our existing clients, and assures those with whom we have yet to establish a rapport.’ 

The Lexcel Quality Scheme goes one step further than the Conveyancing Quality Scheme, demonstrating cross-practice excellence.

For more information on the Law Society’s Quality Schemes, visit
www.lawsociety.org.uk/cqs or contact Robin Shepherd at
legal@shepherdandco.com.

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posted Dec 29, 2014, 6:16 PM by Robin Shepherd   [ updated Oct 5, 2017, 4:59 AM ]

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Shepherd & Co, has in the past secured Marks of Excellence namely in the Law Society standards namely Lexcel, Conveyancing Quality and Wills and Inheritance.  We were the first firm within a 25 mile radius to obtain the Wills and Inheritance Scheme in April 2014.   

 

“We first inquired about the Lexcel Quality Mark in 2004’, explained Managing Partner, Robin Shepherd, “and were informed by the Assessor at our preliminary meeting that he had not seen a practice so well prepared.  As a result of the compliment, we saw no reason to take it any further.’  


In 2011, we reviewed our management plans.  


As we live in an ever-changing world, a decision was made to then make a formal application.  It was then that the Law Society introduced another mark of excellence, namely the Conveyancing Quality Scheme.  We took that up, and achieved the mark in a matter of months.  Following the grant, we returned to the Lexcel application.  On conclusion of the assessment the Assessor described us as a “well run firm.”  It is one thing to believe we are doing a good job.  It is quite another for our own professional body to endorse that view.  It gives confidence to our existing clients, and assures those with whom we have yet to establish a rapport. 


We continue to live in an ever-changing world, so the decision was made to reduce the bureaucracy to maintaining one quality  standard, namely in Conveyancing as some lending institutions require it. However we continue to maintain the practice in a thoroughly professional manner. 


For more information on the Law Society’s Quality Schemes, visit

www.lawsociety.org.uk/cqs.  if you would like more information concerning our management practices contact Robin Shepherd at legal@shepherdandco.com.



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