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Pearson Solicitors acknowledged for excellent client care

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Pearson Solicitors are celebrating after receiving a pat on the back and acknowledgement from official sources that client care, professional standards and training young people, are all excellent across the firm.

The prestigious Lexcel award has been achieved now for over two decades and 2024 is the 22nd year in a row that the firm has been successful.

What is Lexcel?

Lexcel is an industry standard for law firms set by the Law Society and assesses client care, compliance and practice management.  Only practices with the accreditation can advertise such excellent standards.  Not all law firms have this badge of honour, but it is something to look out for in legal services.

A professional Lexcel invigilator visits a firm over a week during a rigorous assessment to ensure the law firm meets the stringent criteria of the Law Society. Client files, cases and business management all come under scrutiny and staff are interviewed anonymously as part of the process.

During her assessment, Anne Milne, Lexcel assessor, noted an excellent working culture at Pearson, with people feeling happy and fulfilled, high levels of client care and low levels of complaints.

“Recruitment has been a priority for the firm… They have long used apprenticeship and similar schemes, and growing their own people has resulted in not only excellent staff retention, but developed people who fit into the Pearson way of working and helped them move into more senior positions, including partner roles.”

The assessor added that the firm’s reputation for good standards of client care will in the future help bring in more work from the new offices acquired in Milnrow and others being planned, as the law firm continues to grow and develop.

“It is clear from this assessment that Pearson continues to maintain a sound Lexcel standard,” she added.

Commenting on the award Practice Manager and Director, Joanne Ormston said:

“This award reflects our amazing staff and is a credit to all of them.  We know from day to day with our 5* reviews that we are providing exceptional legal services, but Lexcel is an endorsement of this.”

“This past year has been a busy one, we have acquired a new practice in Milnrow, Sarah Dixon and Co, expanding into the wider Rochdale area, added to our staff, achieved success in the Legal 500 and won an Oldham Business Award for Supporting Young People – this is part of our strategic plan to grow the business and invest in our employees.”

For more information on Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers please call 0161 785 3500 or email

Please note that the information and opinions contained in this article are not intended to be comprehensive, nor to provide legal advice. No responsibility for its accuracy or correctness is assumed by Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers Ltd or any of its members or employees. Professional legal advice should be obtained before taking, or refraining from taking, any action as a result of this article.

Written by Joanne Ormston

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