The following Practice Management guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Lexcel—post-assessment
  • Processing final report
  • Rectification of any minor/major non-compliances
  • Assessor's application to the assessment body and the Law Society
  • Law Society certificate

Lexcel is the Law Society's practice management standard. It is not compulsory although Lexcel accreditation can be helpful for firms wishing to be accredited under the Conveyancing Quality Scheme or the Legal Service Board's Specialist Quality Mark. This Practice Note takes you through each stage of the post-assessment process.

Processing final report

Shortly after your assessment (normally two to three days), your assessor will email you the final report. This will document minor and/or major non-compliances, any areas of improvement and good practice. A copy of this report will also be sent to the Law Society panel.

On receiving the final report you may wish to:

  1. formulate a post assessment action plan which documents key points and non-compliances that need to be rectified—see Precedent: Lexcel—post-assessment action plan

  2. email heads of departments and the management team with summary of the final report, highlighting any minor/major non-compliances and any a