15 February 2012
B P Collins gains Law Society’s new conveyancing quality mark
Spring is traditionally the busiest time of year for house sales and prospective buyers and sellers in Buckinghamshire can be sure of expert advice from leading local law firm B P Collins.
The Gerrards Cross-based firm has just secured membership of the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) – widely recognised as a mark of excellence in the home buying process.
The award follows a rigorous assessment by the Law Society and comes at the same time as the practice has expanded its residential property team with the addition of David Alldis from Fairchild Dobbs, who has more than a decade's experience in the local property field and a further 15 years' experience practicing law in the home counties.
Partner Chris Hardy, who is practice group leader for the firm's residential property team, said: "We are delighted to have gained prestigious CQS status which gives official recognition to the excellent level of service we provide for clients throughout Buckinghamshire and rest of the country.
"Buying and selling a home is widely regarded as an extremely stressful time and people want to ensure they are employing a firm they can trust to do a good job. Knowing we have this quality mark sends a strong message to anyone who needs to appoint a legal firm to handle their property sale or purchase, that we offer a first class and very efficient level of service."
The CQS was introduced by the Law Society to promote high standards in the home buying process.
Law Society President John Wotton said: "CQS improves efficiency with common, consistent standards and service levels and enables consumers to recognise practices that provide a quality residential conveyancing service.
"Buying a home is one of the largest purchases anyone will make in their lifetime, so it is essential that it is done to the highest standard by a solicitor. There are many different conveyancing service providers out there, making it difficult for home buyers to identify those which can ensure a safe and efficient level of service."
The scheme requires practices to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self reporting, random audits and annual reviews in order to maintain CQS status. It is open only to members of the Law Society who meet the demanding standards set by the scheme and has the support of the Council of Mortgage Lenders, the Building Societies Association, Legal Ombudsman and the Association of British Insurers.
For more information on the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme contact the CQS Unit on 020 7316 5550 or CQS@lawsociety.org.uk
Direct dial: 01753 279004