Accreditations and Professional Memberships

Law Society Accreditations

Our firm is recognised by the Law Society for our specialist knowledge and experience in the following accreditations:

Children Law

The Children Law Accreditation (formally known as the Children’s Panel) is a recognised quality standard for legal professionals who are qualified to act as representatives for children and can demonstrate a high level of expertise in the area of children law and proceedings involving children.

Consultant solicitor, Wayne Griffiths, is a founding member of the Children’s Panel (founded in 1986), and Marina Atherton and Matthew Body are both Children’s Representatives.

Criminal Litigation

The Criminal Litigation accreditation signifies our skills and experience in the areas such as police station representation and criminal defence practice.

Conveyancing Quality Scheme

Our experience and skills in all areas of conveyancing, including house sales and purchases, is demonstrated by the Conveyancing Quality Scheme. The purpose of this scheme is to promote trustworthy, reliable, and consistent residential conveyancing practices.

Personal Injury

The Personal Injury accreditation recognises our skills to assist clients across all types of personal injury cases, from work-related accidents, to road traffic accidents, to public liability claims.

Our Co-Managing Partner, Steve Evans, is also a Law Society recognised Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Specialist.

This means you can trust our friendly and compassionate personal injury solicitors to handle your case competently, efficiently, and sensitively.

Wills & Inheritance Quality Scheme

Our ability to skilfully provide clients with Wills, Probate, and Inheritance services, including Will drafting, obtaining Grants of Representation, and Probate and estate administration, is recognised by the Will & Inheritance Quality Scheme.

Professional Memberships

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Steve Evans is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), an organisation which helps connect injured people with personal injury lawyers with a proven track record of conducting successful personal injury claims.

Association of Lawyers for Children

Wayne Griffiths is a member of the Association of Lawyers for Children, an organisation which promotes the rights of children and young people when they become involved in legal processes.

Therefore, when you instruct our family team in any matter involving children, you can trust we will maintain the happiness and welfare of your children as our top priority.

The British Association for Adoption and Fostering

Wayne Griffiths is also a member of the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (now CoramBAAF Adoption and Fostering Academy), an organisation dedicated to supporting and representing children in care.

The Grandparents Association

As well as being a specialist representative for children and young people, Wayne Griffiths is also a member of the Grandparents Association (now merged with Grandparents Plus), a charity which promotes the benefits of the wider family’s involvements in a child’s upbringing, including placing children with grandparents or other family members when their parents cannot take care of them.

Resolution

Several members of our team, including Marina Atherton and Sian Roberts, are members of Resolution, a community of legal professionals who seek to promote non-confrontational methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution to resolve family issues.