Accreditations

The quality of our service and expertise is formally accredited by a number of recognised schemes and recognised through national industry awards and surveys.

Lexcel

This is the Law Society's practice management standard. As a Lexcel accredited firm we pass a rigorous annual audit of our client service, internal processes, management systems and regulatory compliance.

Legal 500

Legal 500 undertake an annual assessment of the reputation and quality of advice of the top 10% of law firms in the UK. Legal 500's independent review covers many, though not all, areas of law and our expertise is formally recognised in the following areas: corporate and commercial, commercial litigation, commercial property, employment law, personal injury claims, medical negligence claims, family law, agricultural & estates, personal tax, trusts & probate.

Yorkshire and North East Regional Conveyancing Firm of the Year

The firm won 'Yorkshire and North East Regional Conveyancing Firm of The Year' at the Law Firm Services National Conveyancing Awards in September 2016. The awards attracted more than 100 entries from national and regional law firms throughout England and Wales. The judges evaluated how firms responded to requests for quotes, their compliance and working practises and their approach to cyber security. The judges' citation said: 'Harrowells performance demonstrates their all-round professionalism and ability to appeal to their clientele.'

Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS)

The Law Society CQS is the recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing legal work. To achieve this standard, our specialist conveyancing team has passed assessments relating to our legal expertise, our processes and our approach to client communication.

Individual accreditations

A number of specialist bodies have also formally accredited individual solicitors in our firm in recognition of expertise in particular areas of law, including:

  • Resolution
  • Law Society Panel of Experts in Personal Injury
  • Law Society Panel of Experts in Clinical Negligence
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Solicitors for the Elderly
  • Chambers & Partners
  • Professional Negligence Lawyers' Association
  • Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists
  • Equine & Animal Law Association