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Working with Lexcel, we are constantly trying to improve our practice for the benefit of you, the client.

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The Lexcel Quality Mark

The Lexcel quality mark is a scheme run by the Law Society to help the very best solicitors stand out from the crowd. Being awarded this prestigious mark of quality means that Giles Wilson is ranked in the top 3% of solicitors in the UK in terms of how well the practice is managed. The core principles of Lexcel are the firm’s ability to offer excellent levels of client service, providing cost-effective solutions and minimising the risks associated with each case.

  • Top 3% of Law firms in UK
  • Shows commitment to quality
  • Guarantees a better service and ensures value for money
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Family solicitors, Philip Giles and Caroline Andrews, are members of Resolution – an organisation of 6,500 solicitors dedicated to a constructive and non-confrontational approach to family law that delivers sensitive and cost-effective solutions.

Employment Lawyers Associates

Employment law specialist, Caroline Andrews, is a member of ELA – an association of over 6,000 lawyers who specialise in employment law. As an ELA member, she benefits from high quality training and access to a wealth of knowledge, updates and commentary on employment law developments. It ensures she is always able to offer the most relevant, up-to-date advice.

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Civil & Commercial Mediation Scheme

Philip Giles is a General Member of the Law Society’s Civil & Commercial Mediation Scheme. The scheme recognises Philip’s detailed knowledge in all areas of dispute resolution and his exceptional mediation skills.

Association of contentious trusts and probate specialist

With membership to ACTAPS, Philip Giles ensure that he remains on top of all changes to the law relating to contentious probates and trusts. And with membership restricted to solicitors with 10 or more years worth of experience, membership shows Philip to be amongst the most experienced solicitors practising today.

Solicitors for the Elderly

Mental Capacity expert, Melinda Giles, is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly – an organisation of lawyers who specialise in legal advice for older and vulnerable people. As a member, Melinda’s expertise in this area has been recognised and she is regularly referred work from the organisation.

Civil Mediation Council

As a fully accredited member of the CMC, Giles Wilson’s mediator, Philip Giles, is at the forefront of the mediation sector. An organisation with over 400 individual members, the CMC is committed to developing the professional knowledge of its members.

Family law panel

Caroline Andrews’ expertise in family law has been recognised by the Law Society with membership to the Family Law Panel. Members to the panel have shown ‘a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice’ in the area of family law.

Conveyancing Quality Scheme

Giles Wilson is a Conveyancing Quality Scheme firm. This means that the Law Society recognises the quality standard of our residential conveyancing practice. It also means we are an approved conveyancing solicitor for every high street mortgage lender.

Solicitors Regulation Authority

SRA is the independent regulatory body of the Law Society of England and Wales. Being regulated by the SRA, we adhere to a strict code of conduct and are dedicated to providing the best advice and service to our clients.

Awards & Recognitions

The expertise of our solicitors is regularly recognised by some of the profession’s most distinguished organisations. As well as being a member of a number of Law Society schemes, we have won awards at the Law Society Excellence Awards, the Halsbury Legal Awards and the Modern Law Awards.

We have also received recognition in the form of the Lexcel mark of quality, a Legal 500 listing and a place on the shortlist of The Lawyer’s Boutique Firm of the Year.

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When to report a solicitor to the SRA

If you have complained to your solicitor about breaching the SRA Code of Conduct and are not satisfied with their response, you can report them to the SRA. Examples of a breach include:

  • Dishonesty
  • Fraud
  • Discrimination

When to contact the Legal Ombudsman

If you have complained to your solicitor about poor service and you are not satisfied with their response, you can contact the Legal Ombudsman who deal with poor service, such as:

  • Delayed or unclear communication
  • Problems with your bill
  • Loss of documents