Shefford practice lands Law Society mark of excellence

Knowles Benning LLP has been awarded membership of the Law Society’s prestigious Conveyancing Quality Scheme.

The practice, with offices in Luton, Dunstable and Shefford, underwent rigorous assessment to secure CQS status, which marks the firm out as meeting high standards in the home buying process.

The firm is the first law firm in any of those towns to receive this accreditation from the Law Society.

Steve Atkins, Partner at Knowles Benning LLP, says: “We are delighted to be one of the first firms in the area to secure the CQS accreditation, which I believe will be the benchmark for best practice in the property market for years to come.

“It underlines our commitment to providing an efficient and secure service with our client’s best interests at the heart of everything we do.”

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

Law Society President Linda Lee 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.”