Lexcel is the Law Society’s practice management standard. It is a scheme for any type of practice to certify that certain standards have been met following independent assessment. The Lexcel practice management standard is only awarded to firms who meet the highest management and customer care standards. Lexcel accredited practices undergo rigorous independent assessment every year to ensure they meet required standards of excellence in areas such as client care, case management and risk management.


We are delighted to be an accredited member of the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS). This shows that we follow best practice procedures to meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service in providing wills and probate advice to consumers.

For more information please see http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/support-services/accreditation/wills-inheritance-quality/

Conveyancing Quality Scheme

Hine Solicitors has secured membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme – the mark of excellence for the home buying process. 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 visit www.lawsociety.org.uk/cqs


All our family solicitors are proud to be members of Resolution. Resolution, which was formally known as the Solicitors Family Law Association (SFLA), is an organisation that believes in a constructive, non confrontational approach to family law matters. All Resolution members follow a code of practice that promotes an approach to family law that is sensitive, constructive, cost effective and most likely to result in an agreement. The code requires lawyers to deal with each other in a civilised way and to encourage their clients to put their differences aside and reach fair agreements.


Resolution Accredited Specialist

Kate Jones became a Resolution accredited specialist in 2017.  Accredited specialists are members of Resolution who have been practising lawyers for at least 5 years, spending the vast majority of their time practising family law and undertaking further training each year to update and continue the development of their professional skills. They must have shown a thorough general knowledge of child and family law, legislation affecting family finance and established standards of good practice. In addition accredited specialists have to have detailed knowledge and experience of 2 specialist areas. Kate’s specialisms are in complex financial remedies and private children law.

For more information about Resolution and its code of practice, please visit Resolution’s website

The Help and Support for Separated Families (HSSF) Mark

The Help and Support for Separated Families (HSSF) Mark is awarded to individuals and organisations which can demonstrate that their services support parents to work together to resolve disputes (where it’s appropriate and safe to do so) and help them focus on the interest of their children. The Mark is recognition that services meet a set of standards developed by the sector and endorsed by Government. In order to be awarded the HSSF Mark, individuals and organisations must demonstrate that they:

Support collaboration between both parents
Help couples work together to resolve disputes (where it is appropriate and safe to do so)
Encourage parents to focus on the interests of their children.

Kate Jones was awarded the HSSF Mark on 13 February 2018.

Criminal Litigation Accredited

The Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme covers all types of criminal law work. Members will have shown, to the satisfaction of the Law Society and through external examination, that they have and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in the area of criminal litigation.


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