JC Lawyers has achieved the Legal Eye Quality Standard in recognition of its proactive and robust approach to risk management.
Lawyers at the Ashbourne-based firm are property specialists and as such are regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC). The firm has always been enthusiastic about the delivery of conveyancing services to local people across Derbyshire and also undertake the legal administration of a deceased’s person’s estate and the preparation of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Since its inception in 2014 the firm has grown significantly and plans to open an additional office in Ripley in Derbyshire in the coming weeks. Joanne Clay, the founder of JC Lawyers, and her team has always seen a proactive approach to best practice and compliance as integral to the firm’s success.
The Legal Eye Quality Standard (LEQS) is recognised to be one of only a few assessment schemes to address those rules and regulations which go over and above the traditional quality standards. The LEQS is awarded to firms who have demonstrated compliance with the Code of Conduct but also with additional legislation including GDPR regulations, the Bribery Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010. It also covers areas such as referral and fee sharing, publicity, as well as treating customers fairly.
Joanne Clay, Director and Founder of JC Lawyers, said: “The team and I are extremely proud to have achieved the Legal Eye Quality Standard. We provide an excellent service to clients and with the aid of the Legal Eye Quality Standard we have risk management and compliance processes in place that protect both the interests of our clients and the firm. The accreditation has come at the perfect time in readiness for the firm opening our second office in Ripley, Derbyshire in Spring 2019.”
Susan Faulkner, Senior Compliance Manager at Legal Eye, said: “It’s been a real pleasure working with Joanne and the team and I would like to congratulate the whole firm on building solid processes to protect their firm, employees and customers in this age of heightened risk. It’s clear that best practice is encompassed in everything they do.”