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Professional accreditations

Wills & Inheritance Quality Scheme

We have been awarded The Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality accreditation. This is a best practice quality mark for wills and estate administration advice that consumers can trust. This accreditation is held by just over 150 firms.

 

Conveyancing Quality Scheme

We hold the Law Society’s prestigious Conveyancing Quality accreditation. This is an external validation of the quality service we provide.

 

Children Law Accreditation

Family Solicitor Anne Francis is a member of The Children Law Accreditation Scheme that covers all types of children law work. It requires a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in the area of children law, be that in private practice or working for a local authority. There are only a few solicitors in the Borough of Bromley that hold this accreditation.

 

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

TW Solicitor Paul Finn is a member of The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. APIL’s member lawyers (mainly solicitors, barristers and legal executives) are dedicated to changing the law, protecting and enhancing access to justice, and improving the services provided for victims of personal injury.

 

LEXCEL

We have been accredited with the highly prized LEXCEL Practice Management Standard. This is a quality mark specifically for solicitors. Only a small percentage of firms in private practice have attained this standard. The standard is recognition that our clients can expect to receive a 1st class service.

 

STEP

STEP is the worldwide professional association for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning. The society helps to improve public understanding of the issues families face in this area and promotes education and high professional standards among its members.

The areas examined include Administration of Estates, Administration of Trusts, Taxation of Trusts and Estates and Trust and Estate Accounting. The knowledge gained by the solicitors help to enhance the advice for clients, who appear to have increasingly complex and varied estates.

Anthony Macey, Rachid Azizi and David Lea are qualified members of STEP.

 

Solicitors for the Elderly

Two of our Partners Andrea Kershaw and Carol Snazell are both members of Solicitors for the Elderly along with solicitors David Lea and Rashid Azizi . Solicitors for the Elderly is an independent, national organisation of lawyers, who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.

 

Chambers

Chambers is one of the most respected independent publishers of legal directories. Thackray Williams has been listed in its 2015 edition for Real Estate (commercial and residential property) and Private Client work, including trusts, administration of estates and tax planning Wills.

TW Partners who appear as "leading individuals" in the 2015 guide are

  • Elliot Lewis in Private Client ("down-to-earth, friendly style," and  "very good at boiling down issues to the essentials and then communicating them to the client.")

  • Amanda Wood in Real Estate ("She takes time to understand what we need, keeps us up-to-date and is highly personable." )

Other quotes from our clients to the research team at Chambers:

"They are invaluable to us, showing great tact and diplomacy and looking at the interest of the client rather than the difficulty of dealing with affairs."

"They empathise and communicate with clients very well."

"I recommend them because of their all-round coverage of legal matters and the fact that there is a partner at the sharp end giving advice."

 

Find us in the Legal 500

“Thackray Williams places great emphasis on close client relationships and combines a very modern practical approach with traditional values.”

The Legal 500 has just published its 2015 Directory of UK law firms.  Leading law firms strive to maintain top rankings in professional directories such as this. Law firms make submissions on the work they do and the Editors then evaluate them by interviewing clients and meeting the firm's partners.    We are pleased to have increased our presence in the new directory to 7 entries as follows:

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Debt Recovery
  • Banking and Finance
  • Employment
  • Private Client – family
  • Private Client – personal tax, trusts and probate
  • Commercial property