Excellence mark for solicitors

A MORPETH firm of solicitors has become one of the first practices in the country to achieve the mark of excellence for its work in the home buying sector.

Carr and Co underwent a rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order to secure Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) status.

Senior Partner Valerie Wormald said: “Carr and Co is delighted to have secured CQS status.

“It is recognition of the high standards we provide to our residential property clients and is a signal to future home buyers of the excellent service level we provide at what is often a stressful time for many people.”

The scheme requires practices to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-reporting, random audits and annual reviews in order to maintain the status.

It is open only to members of the Law Society and has the support of the Council of Mortgage Lenders, the Building Societies Association and the Association of British Insurers.