The Law Society has approved Thursfields Solicitors’ ongoing membership in its top standards scheme for residential property transactions.
Thursfields has been re-accredited by the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), a nationally recognised benchmark for the best residential conveyancing practices.
Membership of the CQS, according to the Law Society, establishes a level of credibility for firms with stakeholders such as regulators, lenders and insurers as well as residential homebuyers and sellers.
Nick O’Hara, managing director of Thursfields, said: “We’re delighted to have achieved reaccreditation to the CQS, and the fact that we’ve passed everything with flying colours in these more virtual times is a great accolade for the conveyancing team.
“The CQS is a Law Society accreditation and unless you have it you would not be able to do significant amounts of conveyancing.
“Most lenders require the firm acting for them in a transaction to have this accreditation, audited by the Law Society.
“They examine your business processes, claims record and insurance cover and check your staff’ qualifications and experience together with their criminal records.
“There is also compulsory training which has to be undertaken and passed each year, and it all has to be undertaken as the Law Society can at any time do an actual inspection.”
Nick added: “We welcome schemes like the CQS as it makes sure we adhere to best practice at all times, and this gives us the confidence that we are supplying our customers with the very best quality services.”