Jack­son Bar­rett & Gass has secured mem­ber­ship to the Law Soci­ety’s Con­veyanc­ing Qual­i­ty Scheme (CQS) — the mark of excel­lence for the home buy­ing process.

Jack­son Bar­rett & Gass under­went rig­or­ous assess­ment by the Law Soci­ety in order to secure CQS sta­tus, which marks the firm out as meet­ing high stan­dards in the Res­i­den­tial Con­veyanc­ing process. 

This fol­lows being award­ed the Law Soci­ety’s Prac­tice Man­age­ment Stan­dard, Lex­cel, which is described as the Qual­i­ty Mark for Solic­i­tors’. Less than 10% of firms in the UK and Wales have been award­ed Lexcel.

Law Soci­ety Pres­i­dent John Wot­ton said that the Law Soci­ety intro­duced CQS to pro­mote high stan­dards in the home buy­ing process.

CQS improves effi­cien­cy with com­mon, con­sis­tent stan­dards and ser­vice lev­els and enables con­sumers to recog­nise prac­tices that pro­vide a qual­i­ty Res­i­den­tial Con­veyanc­ing service.

Buy­ing a home is one of the largest pur­chas­es any­one will make in their life­time, so it is essen­tial that it is done to the high­est stan­dard by a solic­i­tor. There are many dif­fer­ent Con­veyanc­ing ser­vice providers out there, mak­ing it dif­fi­cult for home buy­ers to iden­ti­fy those which can ensure a safe and effi­cient lev­el of service.”

Emma Kay, Direc­tor, says: We are delight­ed to have secured CQS sta­tus. It is recog­ni­tion of the high stan­dards we pro­vide to our prop­er­ty clients and is a sig­nal to future home buy­ers of the excel­lent ser­vice lev­el we pro­vide at what is often a stress­ful time for many people.

As with Lex­cel, we con­stant­ly mon­i­tor the way we pro­vide legal ser­vices to make them client focused, reli­able, and effi­cient. Both Lex­cel and CQS require annu­al test­ing, so clients can be sure of the qual­i­ty of our services.”

The scheme requires prac­tices to under­go a strict assess­ment, com­pul­so­ry train­ing, self report­ing, ran­dom audits and annu­al reviews in order to main­tain CQS sta­tus. It is open only to mem­bers of the Law Soci­ety who meet the demand­ing stan­dards set by the scheme and has the sup­port of the Coun­cil of Mort­gage Lenders, the Build­ing Soci­eties Asso­ci­a­tion, Legal Ombuds­man and the Asso­ci­a­tion of British Insurers.

This arti­cle appeared in Wilm­slow Express 01/09/11