Our Accreditations and Memberships

Law Society Accreditations

We are accredited by the Law Society in a number of specialist areas for the high quality of our legal expertise in those areas.

Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS)

This provides an independent assurance of the quality of our conveyancing services. To secure CQS accreditation, our conveyancing team are assessed annually on our professional knowledge and skills in dealing with residential property transactions.

Family Law Advanced

Tim Flower is accredited by the Law Society Family Law Advanced scheme.

This accreditation recognises our exceptional expertise in dealing with more challenging family law matters, such as complex financial settlements, international issues and cohabitation.

Criminal Litigation

Holding the Criminal Litigation accreditation means our criminal solicitors are recognised as experts in representing clients dealing with criminal investigations and prosecutions.

Professional Memberships

Various people in the firm hold memberships of specialist professional organisations reflecting their exceptional skills and commitment to their chosen areas of expertise.

Resolution

Helen Davies and Mark Hensleigh are members of Resolution.

Resolution is a network of family lawyers committed to removing unnecessary conflict from issues such as divorce and separation by using non-confrontational dispute resolution methods such as mediation and collaborative law.

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Geoffrey Billington and Richard Smith are full members of STEP. Geoffrey is a member of the Bournemouth STEP Committee and holds the STEP Advanced Certificate in Advising Vulnerable Clients.

STEP is international association of legal experts specialising in family inheritance and succession planning matters. STEP members are recognised all over the world for their exceptional skills, knowledge and client care.

The Notaries Society

Adrian Falck is a qualified Notary Public and member of the Notaries Society.

As a qualified Notary Public, Adrian can authorise and certify business and personal documents for use in other countries.

Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)

Paul Smith is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

SFE is a group of lawyers specialising in advising and representing elderly and vulnerable people. Members receive expert training and best practice guidance, ensuring they can provide the very best service to clients.

Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)

Janine Bryant is a member of the Sub-Solent Employment Lawyers' Association.

The ELA offers training and best practice guidance for members, providing assurance that ELA members can provide a reliable, high quality service to clients.

Property Litigation Association (PLA)

Adrian Falck and John McCarthy are PLA members.

The PLA is a professional network for property litigation specialists promoting training, education and best practice standards for members.

Criminal Law Solicitors Association (CLSA)

The CLSA represents criminal law practitioners in England and Wales, existing to promote the highest standards of legal representation for criminal law matters.

Association of Leasehold Enfranchisements Practitioners (ALEP)

Adrian Falck and Rebecca Kefford are ALEP members.

ALEP membership acts as a badge of quality, showing that members can offer a high level of service, professionalism and legal expertise to clients.

Agricultural Law Association (ALA)

Rebecca Kefford is an ALA member.

The ALA promotes knowledge and development of the law and practice in agriculture, environment, food and related issues, with membership reflecting our team’s expertise in and commitment to this specialist area of law.

Bournemouth Property Association (BPA)

Rebecca Kefford is a BPA member.

BPA membership allows us to connect with professionals from across the property industry, allowing us to provide better information, services and connections for our clients.

Country Land & Business Association

CLA membership is for owners of land, property and businesses in rural England and Wales, existing to safeguard the interests of anyone invested in economic, social and environmental matters involving rural land.

Dorset Wildlife Trust

We are corporate supporters of the Dorset Wildlife Trust, which manages more than 42 nature reserves across Dorset.

Dorset Chamber of Commerce & Industry

We are members of the Dorset Chamber of Commerce & Industry, a strong network of local businesses offering many useful connections that can benefit our clients.

Institute of Legal Finance and Management (ILFM)

Kate McLaughlin and Rachel Giles are ILFM members.

ILFM membership provides reassurance that we meet the highest standards of financial and practice management across our firm.

Euravocat (European Lawyers Network)

Preston Redman is a member of Euravocat, allowing us to share expertise with and refer business to high quality legal partners across Europe.

Cyber Essentials

Preston Redman is certified by Cyber Essentials, a government backed scheme that provides protection for our firm and clients against the threat of cyber attacks.