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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 provides guidance on how to apply and prepare for a Lexcel assessment.
From November 2018, firms will be assessed against Lexcel v6.1.
It is broken down into seven areas:
Structures and strategy
File and case management
To achieve accreditation, firms must demonstrate by way of an independent assessment that the standard is embedded into their firm's structures, policies and procedures.
Firms that achieve the standard are then assessed annually to ensure continued compliance.
There are four types of assessments:
year 1 annual maintenance visit (AMV)
year 2 AMV
This is a full assessment which requires you to demonstrate that the Lexcel requirements have been embedded in your firm for at least three months.
The size of your firm will dictate:
how long your assessment will last
how many members of staff will be chosen for interview
how many files will be chosen for review
The tables below are indicative only and the assessment body will decide how long your assessment should
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