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Atherton Godfrey secures top national accolade

Atherton Godfrey has been awarded a prestigious quality mark for the high standard of its legal services.

Based in Doncaster town centre for almost 37 years, we have received Lexcel Accreditation from the Law Society for England and Wales, for what is the seventh year running.

Lexcel is an important kite mark that is only awarded to law firms and in-house legal departments who have successfully completed a comprehensive assessment of their client care, information management, file and people management, internal communication and risk management practices.

Don Bird, the firm’s senior partner, said: “We are very proud to have secured Lexcel once again.

Undertaking this optional assessment helps us to maintain standards in the way we operate, thereby ensuring we provide a consistent approach to service delivery.  

Each year, the assessment has presented new challenges, but we see them as opportunities to improve what we do, and move the business forward. Striving to operate efficiently and effectively is an important factor in achieving client satisfaction, which will always be of the greatest importance to us.”

Jonathan Smithers, President of the Law Society of England and Wales, said of Lexcel: “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 services market.

The scheme is a beacon of quality to clients and potential clients alike.”

Atherton Godrey is one of only 1600 legal practices throughout England & Wales with Lexcel accreditation. The practice management accolade has also gone international, with firms in the Middle East, Poland and the Republic of Ireland having gained accreditation.


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