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Pearson Solicitors celebrates Lexcel accreditation

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Oldham Law firm Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers are celebrating this week after being awarded the prestigious Lexcel award for 21 years in a row.

What is Lexcel?

Lexcel is an industry standard for law firms set by the Law Society but not all firms manage to achieve the legal practice quality mark, which assesses client care, compliance and practice management.

Achieving Lexcel for 21 years is a testament to Pearson's dedication to excellence, professionalism, and client satisfaction. This award is highly regarded within the legal industry and represents a significant milestone in the firm's journey.

Achieving the award requires law firms to undergo a rigorous evaluation process to ensure they meet and exceed the stringent criteria set forth by the Law Society. This assessment covers various areas including;

  • client care
  • risk management
  • regulatory compliance
  • overall business management

Best Legal Services

By successfully meeting these benchmarks Pearson has demonstrated its commitment to maintaining the highest standards of legal practice and a client centric approach.

"We are immensely proud to receive the Lexcel Award, as it recognises our firm's relentless pursuit of excellence and our commitment to providing exceptional legal services to our valued clients," said Pearson Director and Practice Manager, Joanne Ormston.

"This achievement reflects the hard work and dedication of our entire team, who consistently go above and beyond to deliver the highest quality representation and support to our clients."

“The assessor particularly commented on our use of the apprenticeship scheme with staff supported to achieve relevant qualifications, both financially and with time set aside for course work,” she added.

Pearson Solicitors & Financial Advisers is a long established firm specialising in commercial and private law services, along with financial services. Receiving the Lexcel Award reaffirms their position as a trusted legal adviser within the local community and beyond. It serves as a validation of the firm's ongoing efforts to maintain the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, and legal expertise.

Lexcel Assessment

Announcing the award, Assessor Anne Milne said:

“Support for home life and work life balance has always been strong, and people interviewed felt able since the pandemic to work in more flexible ways and this was greatly appreciated. People interviewed felt Pearson Solicitors was an excellent place to work, with some commenting that the firm ‘couldn’t do any better’.”

“All interviewed confirmed that risk management and compliance are taken very seriously and this is supported by the open culture and confidence of people in being able to raise any issues or ask for help from line managers and colleagues,” she added.

Finally Ms Milne commented: “Standards of client care continue to be high, and the firm continues to retain and attract new clients. It is clear from this assessment that Pearson Solicitors continues to maintain a sound Lexcel standard. The standard was assessed in full, and the firm was found to meet the standard."

For more information on Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers Law Society Lexcel Accreditation 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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