Our accreditations and memberships

Our accreditations and memberships

As a firm we work hard to ensure that we provide the highest standard of service to you.  The accreditations and memberships below recognise the quality and standard of our work.

Clinical Negligence

Family

Accredited members of the Law Society Family Law Scheme are:

 

Nicholas Clough

Resolution’s 6,500 members are family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Their members follow a Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems. Their members encourage solutions that consider the needs of the whole family – and in particular the best interests of children.
The following are members of Resolution

Jackie Rawcliffe

Nicholas Clough

Resolution collaborative family law
In the collaborative process each person appoints their own lawyer but instead of conducting negotiations between each party by letter or phone, the separating couple and their lawyers all meet together to work things out face-to-face. A collaboratively trained lawyer will be by their client’s side throughout the entire process and therefore individuals will benefit from legal advice. All collaborative lawyers must be specially trained by Resolution, and have signed up to the Resolution Code of Practice committing them to resolve family disputes in a non-confrontational way.  The following are trained in collaborative law by Resolution

Nicholas Clough

Resolution Mediator
A mediator is an independent, neutral third party – who can help you both talk things through and reach agreement. The meetings usually last for an hour and a half and the number of sessions you will need will depend on the issues you need to sort out. The mediator remains impartial and doesn’t give advice on your individual position to either of you – so Resolution mediators will always recommend that you each obtain legal advice alongside the mediation process.

The following is an accredited mediator

Nicholas Clough

We are members of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers, an association set up for the benefit of victims, lawyers, experts and other professionals involved in the field of obtaining compensation for the physical, sexual or emotional abuse of children and adults abused in childhood.

You can find out more about what they do from their website www.childabuselawyers.com

If you are a survivor of child abuse, please contact Victoria Price, who specialises in this type of claim.


Private Client

STEP is the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning. Their members help families plan for their futures, from drafting a will to advising on issues concerning international families, protection of the vulnerable, family businesses and philanthropic giving. Full STEP members, known as TEPs, are internationally recognised as experts in their field, with proven qualifications and experience.

You can find out more about what they do from their website www.step.org

The following is a full STEP member

Laura Bywater

Firm Wide

Cyber Essentials aims to help organisations implement basic levels of protection against cyber attack, demonstrating to our clients that we take cyber security seriously.  It is an independently verified self assessment of 5 basic security controls,  A qualified assessor verifies the information provided and confirms it reaches the standard required.

The five basic controls within Cyber Essentials were chosen because, when properly implemented, they will help to protect against unskilled internet-based attackers using commodity capabilities – which are freely available on the internet.

For further information on Cyber Essentials, please visit www.cyberstreetwise.com\cyberessentials

As a quality standard developed specifically for the legal sector, Lexcel is awarded by the Law Society to solicitors firms that demonstrate the highest standards of practice management, compliance and client care. This is assessed across seven key areas including structure and strategy, financial management, information management, people management, risk management, client care and file and case management.