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Lexcel assessment bodies and assessors

A Lexcel assessment is arranged through one of our three independent Lexcel assessment bodies (PDF 230kb) who are licensed by the Law Society:

This ensures that the process is independent and objective. Only assessors who are suitably qualified with experience of the legal sector, and who have undergone Lexcel training, are permitted to assess practices against the Standard.

See assessment and award of accreditation for more information on what an assessor does.

The assessors identify whether a practice works to the core requirements of Lexcel's practice management standard by examining its procedures and processes. The following forms will be used when an assessment is undertaken in relation to Lexcel:

Lexcel consultants

Lexcel-trained consultants can be used by practices which need advice on complying with or applying for assessment.

The Law Society's risk and compliance advisory service gives you access to experts who provide a broad range of support across all the key areas of the Lexcel Standard to ensure that you are fully prepared to meet Lexcel requirements. This can be provided before an initial assessment or to help implement recommendations after an assessment.

The consultant directory is currently being updated. For further details on consultants, contact the Lexcel office on or telephone: +44 (0)20 7320 5933.

Contact us

For more information contact the Accreditations team at the Law Society: