To verify if a solicitor or practice is accredited, look for our quality mark logos on their websites, printed materials or offices.


Lexcel logoOur legal practice quality mark, Lexcel, stands for excellence in client care, compliance, and practice management. It sets the standard for:

  • client care
  • risk management
  • people management
  • structure and strategy
  • financial management
  • information management
  • file and case management

To hold a legal aid contract with the Legal Aid Agency, your practice must have either Lexcel or the Specialist Quality Mark.

Learn more about Lexcel and how to apply

Conveyancing Quality Scheme

Conveyancing Quality Scheme logoOur Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) is a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices.

CQS demonstrates that your firm can provide residential conveyancing advice of the level expected by clients, lenders and the wider residential conveyancing community.

The accreditation also gives your firm greater access to lender panels.

Learn more about CQS and how to apply

Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Scheme

If your firm intends to bring temporary workers into the UK for work experience, secondments or internship programs, joining the Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange (GAE) Scheme is necessary.

We are authorised by the government to administer this scheme for the legal sector.

Learn more about the Tier 5 GAE Scheme and how to apply

Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme

Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme logoOur Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS) serves as the go-to quality mark for experts in drafting wills and managing estates.

WIQS helps minimise the risk of claims and safeguard your brand's reputation.

Learn more about WIQS and how to apply

Find out more

If you have a question about a specific firm accreditation, you can find contact details on the pages for Lexcel, CQS, the Tier 5 GAE Scheme and WIQS.

For general questions, email

We also award individual accreditations to solicitors and legal professionals who meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service in specific areas of law.

Find out more about our individual accreditations