Professional Accreditations

Conveyancing Quality Scheme

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


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 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.

The Association of Lifetime Lawyers

Solicitors Andrea Kershaw, Claire Lovis and Nima Stepney are members of The Association of Lifetime Lawyers (previously named Solicitors for the Elderly) which is an independent, national organisation of lawyers, who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.


Our Leasehold team are members of ALEP - an association of professionals who specialise in lease extension, freehold acquisition and leasehold enfranchisement.


Chambers is one of the most respected independent publishers of legal directories. Thackray Williams has been listed in its 2023 editions for Employment and Private Client work, including trusts, administration of estates and tax planning Wills.

TW Partners who appear as "leading individuals" in the 2023 guide are:

Elliot Lewis in Private Client

Emma Thompson in Employment

Nick Gabay in Corporate

Claire Josef in Real Estate

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

"The advice we get always contains a balance of the legal options and their commercial attractiveness."

"They are exceptional."

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 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 4 entries as follows:

  • Employment
  • Private Client – family
  • Private Client – personal tax, trusts and probate
  • Commercial Property and Leasehold

Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS)

The CQS is a recognised quality standard for SRA-regulated firms in residential conveyancing. It sets out the standards of competence, risk management and client service levels expected of practices. It is designed to produce benefits for member practices, consumers, clients and industry stakeholders.

Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme

We are proud to have achieved the high standards of practice and integrity required to become accredited with the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme.

This scheme’s logo is your guarantee that our practice will provide high quality will drafting, probate and estate administration services.