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February 2, 2023

Seventh Consecutive Year Lexcel Accreditation

Local law firm Benest & Syvret have been awarded Lexcel accreditation for the seventh year in a row.

Lexcel is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for practice management and client care. It is only awarded to firms who have achieved excellence in compliance and practice management as well as client service. Accreditation is given following a detailed two-day audit of files, procedures and interviews with partners and staff.

Only 16% of law firms in England and Wales have been awarded Lexcel accreditation. Benest & Syvret is one of only two firms holding accreditation in Jersey since the award became available to firms outside of England and Wales in September 2010.

Partner, Philip Syvret, said:-

“The standards applied in the Lexcel accreditation are rigorous and closely monitored via an annual inspection by an independent assessor appointed by the Law Society. I am delighted that following a full two day examination our assessor was able to report not a single failure in compliance with Lexcel standards. Indeed, the report indicated that our risk management approach was exemplary. It was particularly pleasing that the assessor acknowledged that the ethos of providing outstanding client service was embedded within all of our team from partner level through to junior administrator.”

The Lexcel accreditation report highlights areas of outstanding achievement. Advocate Nina Benest, partner said:-

“Of all of the outstanding areas of achievement that the assessor noted, the one that stood out for us was her acknowledgement that all of the team at Benest & Syvret work in a collaborative and cohesive approach, focused primarily on successful client outcomes. To have that immediately recognised by an independent assessment is a pleasing reward for the efforts of all of our team.”

After seven years of consecutive Lexcel accreditation Benest & Syvret do not propose to rest on their laurels. They are recruiting, with new staff joining their commercial and litigation teams in the next few months. Following on from the recent launch of their new website, new digital marketing streams are to be launched shortly.

11th June 2019

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