Longmores Solicitors have achieved two noteworthy landmarks by successfully completing their recent assessment against the new version of the Lexcel accreditation, and at the same time attaining the Investors in People ‘Gold’ standard.
The firm underwent these assessments last week. Lexcel is the Law Society’s standard for legal practice management and excellence in client care. Compliance is assessed on an annual basis. Despite a wide number of changes since 2014, Longmores passed with flying colours to retain the accreditation which the firm has held for 4 years.
Investors in People (IIP), is a management framework for high performance through people. This prestigious accreditation is recognised around the world as a mark of excellence. The firm has held the IIP accreditation since 1999, and is re-assessed every 3 years. In 2012 Longmores aimed for and achieved Silver level. This time the firm set out to achieve the coveted Gold level, a feat achieved by just 1% of all IIP accredited organisations. Having succeeded, Longmores became only the second law firm in Hertfordshire to achieve the Gold standard.
Senior Partner at Longmores, Anna Baptist, said: “We are really pleased to retain our Lexcel accreditation, and absolutely delighted to have achieved the Investors in People Gold standard. Both of these provide recognition of our continuing commitment to high performance and excellence across the whole firm.”
Lexcel is the Law Society's legal practice quality mark for excellence in legal practice management and excellence in client care. It provides a flexible, supportive management framework to help practices develop consistent operational efficiencies and client services, manage risk effectively, reduce costs and promote profitability.
Lexcel sets the required Standard in seven different areas: structure and strategy, financial management, information management, people management, risk management, client care, file and case management. Lexcel scheme rules outline the design, principles and governance processes of the scheme.
About Investors in People:
Investors in People is a management framework for high performance through people. Our prestigious accreditation is recognised across the world as a mark of excellence.
Formed in 1991, Investors in People was established by the UK Government to help organisations get the best from their people. Two decades later, our Standards are at the cutting edge of people management excellence, and our accreditation is proudly held by over 15,000 organisations across 75 countries.
We optimise performance by championing best practice in people management and equipping our organisations with the tools to succeed. Organisations that demonstrate the Investors in People Standard achieve our accreditation through a rigorous and objective assessment to determine performance.