Articles from April 2015



Congratulations! Gough Law achieves Lexcel Accreditation

Congratulations go to Gough Law who have achieved Lexcel accreditation from the Law Society of England and Wales. This is the first Manx practice to achieve this arduous certification.

Lexcel is a legal practice quality mark for excellence in legal practice management and excellence in client care. To acquire and maintain accreditation, practices must develop consistent operational efficiencies and client services, manage risk effectively, reduce costs and promote profitability.

Seven different areas are subject to scrutiny and assessment: structure and strategy, financial management, information management, people management, risk management, client care, file and case management.

Alan Gough, Director, explained that the process of obtaining accreditation was robust and the exercise was of significant value to the practice.

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Panel Deemster List Extended

The Society was delighted to be advised that senior Advocate Hazel Smith has been appointed a Panel Deemster. Ms Smith has considerable experience in the field of family law, which will greatly contribute to the work of the Courts and those they serve. She joins the ranks of other practising Manx Advocates who also serve as Panel Deemsters, called upon when needed to assist the work of the permanent judiciary. This creates a body of valuable, local judicial experience within the profession.

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