Accreditations

The Law Society - Membership

Membership of Law Society accreditation schemes is voluntary. The expertise of scheme members in a given area of law has been verified, and their accomplishment is recognised by the Law Society.

Why are Waldrons accredited?

The Law Society operates the accreditation schemes in order for us to:

  • promote our high standards in legal service provision
  • ensure that our potential clients identify us as a legal practitioners with proven competency in given areas of law
  • help our existing clients to make informed choices
  • ensure that Waldrons maintain relevant standards of competency and expertise, by means of periodic reselection, re-accreditation and re-authorisation

The accreditations held by Waldrons

     

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) offers ‘panel status’ to Solicitors with specialist knowledge and experience. Where you see our accredited mark, we have individual solicitors on the relevant panel.

 

Quality Standards

The Law Society is the representative body of solicitors in England and Wales. They assess practices for quality standards and issue their accreditation to solicitors who can demonstrate excellence in client care.

Lexcel certification is only awarded to solicitors who meet the high management and customer care standards set by the law society. As a Lexcel accredited practice we undergo rigorous independent assessment every year to ensure we continue to meet required standards of excellence in areas such as client care, case management and risk management.

In practical terms this means you receive:

  • a timely response to all client communications
  • regular and accurate cost estimates
  • information on how charges will be calculated

Waldrons have held this accreditation since 2005.

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

NICOLA LEWIS is a member of APIL

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) exists to help its members fight for the rights of injured people. Founded in April 1990 by a group of barristers and solicitors who wished to improve the services provided for victims of personal injury, APIL has grown to become the trusted organisation in the promotion, encouragement and development of expertise in personal injury law. They issue accreditation to individuals and companies. 

Solicitors for the Elderly

 

Tracey Emonson is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) which is an independent, national organisation of lawyers, such as solicitors, barristers, and legal executives who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.

The main areas of law members cover are:

  • Estate and tax planning using wills, trusts and lifetime giving
  • Giving powers of attorney and Court of Protection work
  • Probate and the administration of estates 
  • Trusts administration
  • Living Wills 
  • Information on home care 
  • Preserving assets in the event of long term residential or nursing care 
  • Care home contracts 
  • Advice on financial responsibility and funding criteria for long term care 
  • State benefits 
  • Home equity release plans 
  • Mental Health legislation 
  • Elder abuse 
  • Mediation 
  • Deprivation of Liberty

Solicitors for the Elderly

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

 

Tracey Emonson is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.  STEP is the worldwide professional association for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning. STEP helps to improve public understanding of the issues families face in this area and promotes education and high professional standards among its members. STEP has 18,500 members across 80 jurisdictions from a broad range of professional backgrounds, including lawyers, accountants, trust specialists and other practitioners in this area. STEP members help families plan for their futures, specialising in a wide range of activities, from drafting a relatively simple will to more complex issues surrounding international families, protection of the vulnerable, family businesses and philanthropic giving.

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Waldrons Solicitors is a trading name of Waldrons Solicitors Limited, Incorporating Williams and Cole, registered in England and Wales.  Company number 7001232.  Registered Office - Wychbury Court, Two Woods Lane, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5 1TA.

Waldrons Solicitors Limited is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.  SRA number 564439

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