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Lexcel v6.1 (England and Wales) and v5.1 (International)

Lexcel v6.1 and v5.1 launched in June 2018 to provide a flexible and supportive framework for members to consider and manage the impact of the following Regulations and Act on their businesses:

  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679);
  • The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017;
  • The European Union Financial Sanctions (Amendment of Information Provisions) Regulations 2017; and
  • The Criminal Finances Act 2017.

Changes have been made to the three core Standards for legal practices and in-house departments in England and Wales (v6.1) and for organisations accredited against the International Standard, now v5.1.

Download Lexcel Standard England and Wales v6.1 for legal practices (PDF 134kb)

Download Lexcel Standard England and Wales v6.1 for in-house legal departments (PDF 138kb)

Download Lexcel International Standard v5.1 (PDF 135kb)

Whilst the new Standards launched in June 2018, members applying for initial or re-accreditation of Lexcel will not be assessed against these new Standards until November 2018 to allow time for new policies and documentation to be embedded for a period of three months before the assessment takes place.

Download Lexcel England and Wales v6.1 application form (Word 455kb)

Help and Support

We have published various documents to support accredited members through this change including v6 to v6.1 comparison documents for legal practices and in-house departments. The updated self-assessment checklists are also available.

On 3 July 2018 we are hosting a Lexcel Conference, which will cover the changes to the Standard. Please visit our events page for more information.

Our Professional Development Centre will also be hosting a webinar on the changes.

If you have any additional questions or feedback, please don't hesitate to contact the accreditation office:

Email: lexcel@lawsociety.org.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7320 5933