ByrneWallace secures top international accolade for excellence for fourth consecutive yearThursday, 14 April 2016
ByrneWallace has been awarded the international ‘quality mark of excellence’, Lexcel, from the Law Society of England and Wales for the fourth consecutive year.
Lexcel is developed specifically for the legal profession and is an optional, recognised accreditation scheme for law firms and in-house legal departments which provides assurance that a legal practice meets high client care and business management standards.
To gain and retain Lexcel accreditation, law firms must undergo a rigorous initial, then annual application and assessment process. This includes conducting background checks and an on-site visit from an independent experienced trained Lexcel assessor.
Commenting on the accreditation, Catherine Guy, Managing Partner said, "while over 1,000 firms internationally have achieved Lexcel, we are proud that ByrneWallace was the first law firm in Ireland and remains the only top 10 Irish law firm to successfully meet this standard of excellence. Lexcel is the independent guarantee that we apply the highest standards in practice management. It distinguishes us from other law firms and demonstrates our commitment to excellence in client service and best practice in business management.”
Jonathan Smithers, President of the Law Society of England and Wales, added: "Gaining and maintaining Lexcel is a considerable feat. There are many facets of being a Lexcel accredited law firm, including excellence in client care. A real commitment to customer service in today's evermore competitive legal services market is vital.
“By undergoing the rigorous Lexcel application and assessment process, practices can show the positive steps which they are taking to help clients in the increasingly diverse and complicated legal services market.
“The scheme is a beacon of quality to clients and potential clients alike."