Awards and Accreditations
At Elite Law Solicitors, we pride ourselves on our dedication to delivering professional and high-quality legal services to all our clients. Excellent client service is the bedrock of our success and underpins all that we do. To reflect our continued excellence and commitment to client care, we have been awarded numerous awards, accreditations and specialist memberships by a variety of independent, professional bodies.
The Law Society Excellence Awards
The Law Society Excellence Awards recognise the most outstanding legal practitioners in their field and are open to individuals and teams across the country. Bringing together the best and brightest in the legal profession, the prestigious awards provide a chance to recognise, celebrate and reward outstanding contributions being made by solicitors, teams and organisations. In 2017 Elite Law Solicitors beat off strong competition from firms across the country to be nominated for the “Excellence in Law Management” category.
Conveyancing Quality Scheme
Accreditation to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing services. It also demonstrates that the firm follows best practice, meets the required standards of technical expertise and client service and can satisfy regulators, lenders and insurers. Obtaining CQS accreditation helps to provide access to the lender community and demonstrates an ability to provide residential conveyancing advice of the high level expected by clients, lenders and the wider residential conveyancing community.
Family Law Panel
The Law Society’s Family Law Accreditation Scheme covers all types of family work. Elite Law’s membership means that we have shown, to the satisfaction of the Law Society, that the firm has and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in all areas of family law.
Resolution is a membership organisation for family justice professionals in England and Wales. Our Christopher Dolton is a Resolution member and has signed up to a Code of Practice, promoting a non-confrontational approach, which results in better outcomes for families and children.
Resolution Accredited Specialist
Resolution’s Specialist Accreditation Scheme recognises members who demonstrate excellence in the practice of family law and in their specific areas of expertise. The accreditation is a mark of excellence in practice, recognised by the public, members, the judiciary and the Legal Aid Agency. Our Christopher Dolton is accredited as a Resolution Specialist.
Resolution Collaborative Family Lawyer
This accreditation is granted to Family Lawyers who have completed a course with Resolution that explains the collaborative process, shows how it works and provides the opportunity to gain and enhance the skills needed to be an accomplished collaborative practitioner. This training enables Family Lawyers to offer clients an additional alternative way to seek to negotiate the resolution of their family difficulties. Our Christopher Dolton is Resolution accredited Collaborative Family Lawyer.
This accreditation is granted to Family Lawyers who are mediator members with Resolution having completed Mediation Foundation training that is fully approved by the Family Mediation Standard Board. Resolution trained mediators offer the highest quality standard of family mediation practice. Our Christopher Dolton is a Resolution accredited Mediator.
Family Mediation Council Accreditation
FMC Accredited Family Mediator is the fully qualified status for family mediators in England and Wales. Achieving FMCA requires successful completion of an approved training course, plus a period of supervised practice leading to submission of a portfolio successfully assessed leading to FMCA. Our Christopher Dolton is a Family Mediation Council Accredited Mediator.
Association of Costs Lawyers
The Association of Costs Lawyers is the representative body for Costs Lawyers – regulated legal professionals who specialise in the law relating to legal costs. The Association of Costs Lawyers ensures the high standards of Costs Lawyers through its independent regulator, the Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB). We have over 10 qualified Costs Lawyers in our Legal Costs team.
ADR Group is one of the largest and most recognisable dispute resolution service providers in the UK. ADR Group is considered a leader in the dispute resolution field and accredited professionals can provide a wide range of dispute resolution and mediation support services. Our Senior Partner, John Mistri, is an ADR Group Accredited Mediator.