A Swansea headquartered law firm has become one of the few corporate practices in the area to secure a prestigious national Law Society quality accreditation.
Douglas-Jones Mercer (DJM) Solicitors, one of the best-performing commercial law firms in Wales, has been awarded the esteemed Lexcel Excellence in Legal Practice Management certification.
The Lexcel accreditation scheme has been developed specifically for the legal profession. It provides law firms and in-house legal departments formal assurance that their practices meet world-class client care and business management standards. Only around 15% of the 10,700 law firms across England and Wales have secured the accreditation.
DJM Solicitors, which employs around 60 people at its headquarters in Swansea Vale, has seen a significant increase in demand for its services over the past 12 months and as a result has opened meeting facilities at office premises in Porthcawl and Cardiff.
The firm represents a wide range of corporate and public sector clients across South Wales, the United Kingdom and as far afield as New Zealand, United States, Hong Kong and Japan.
Barry Davies, Practice Director at Douglas-Jones Mercer (DJM) Solicitors, said:
“We are delighted to have secured Lexcel accreditation. The rigorous accreditation process means this is a real recognition of our commitment to the highest standards of service.
“Our staff consistently strive to deliver the very best client care and professional advice, and this accreditation is a significant acknowledgment of their work.”
Andrew Caplen, President of the Law Society of England and Wales, said:
“Gaining and maintaining Lexcel is no mean feat. There are many facets of being a Lexcel accredited law firm, including client care. A commitment to customer service in today’s ever more competitive legal services market is vital.
“By undergoing the rigorous Lexcel application and assessment process, practices can show the positive steps they are taking to help clients in the increasingly diverse, complicated legal market.
“The scheme is a beacon of quality to clients and potential clients alike.”