Hewitsons law firm has secured membership to the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme - the mark of excellence for the home buying process.
The firm underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order to secure CQS status, which marks Hewitsons out as meeting high standards in the residential conveyancing process.
Law Society President John Wotton said that the Law Society introduced CQS to promote high standards in the home buying process.
"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."
Tim Middleton, Head of Residential Property at Hewitsons, said: "We are delighted to have secured CQS status. It is a true recognition of the high standards of work we provide to our residential property clients and is a signal to future home buyers of the excellent service level provided by Hewitsons at what is often a very 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 CQS status. 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.