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Trethowans receives Lexcel reaccreditation for high quality legal practice

Leading law firm, Trethowans, has successfully earned its benchmark Lexcel reaccreditation for demonstrating high quality legal practice following a recent assessment.

Lexcel, awarded by The Law Society of England and Wales, sets out rules and guidelines for firms that provide legal services to help raise standards and promote a quality management approach. The comprehensive evaluation covers a broad range of areas including firm structure, client satisfaction levels, training and supervision, risk assessments and financial management.

In a glowing report, the firm was praised for its swift adoption of innovative styles of working to accommodate steady rises in demand throughout the UK’s periods of lockdown.

Compliance with guidelines in relation to client meetings, held both in person and remotely, was described by the inspector as ‘exemplary’ considering the increasing pressures of the pandemic and the crises in the economy at large.

However, it was the determination, resilience and commitment of staff members that received the overriding admiration of the inspector. The report particularly noted the value of the ‘collegiate and supportive culture of the practice’, an ethos which had clearly been ‘nurtured and nourished over many years’.

Chris Whiteley, Managing Partner at Trethowans, said: “On behalf of the firm, we’re immensely proud to be reaccredited for Lexcel and it is testament to the hard work put in by our staff. It has been an unusual year to say the least, but the way our team has responded to the changing circumstances has been second to none.

“Maintaining first-class client service is our number one priority. Whilst we have been faced with challenges, we have continued to go above and beyond for our clients, which is a credit to our fantastic team.”

Trethowans has been offering legal services to businesses and individuals in the south of England for over 150 years with offices in Southampton, Salisbury, Poole, Bournemouth and Winchester.

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Established over 150 years ago, Trethowans is a UK Top 150 law firm and one of the fastest growing law firms in the South of England, providing a comprehensive range of services for businesses and individual clients.

Trethowans has offices in Southampton, Salisbury, Poole, Bournemouth and Winchester. With a team of around 250 people (including over 40 partners), it works for major commercial clients such as Ladbrokes plc, Jewson (part of the Saint Gobain Group), Pizza Hut, Nando’s, Britvic plc and Rowanmoor, to name but a few.

Trethowans sponsors many local initiatives within its locations including the AFC Bournemouth Community Foundation, Hampshire Fayre, Salisbury Rugby Club, Chalke Valley History Festival, Bournemouth Pavilion and Poole Pirates Speedway. Trethowans also supports a number of local charities with fundraising and donations.

Behind everything Trethowans do is a set of values; six principles that inform and guide their work, day in day out.

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