The Firm's Annual Lexcel Monitoring Visit was completed in mid-March. For the first time we were assessed against the latest version of Lexcel and the firm passed with flying colours.
In her Report Summary Assessor Jane Blackstock, echoing the Firm's website strapline, said:-
"With roots going back well over 100 years Rees Page is a successful local Law Firm that not only has a rich heritage but also a reputation for forward thinking and providing clear and practical advice at a fair cost.
The outcome of this Lexcel v6 Year 2 AMV is excellent. Files reviewed by the assessor were found to be in excellent order. Matters move along in a timely fashion and there is a structured approach in terms of file maintenance."
Welcoming the result Andrew Lund said:-
" It is always difficult to know how you are fairing against the competition in the local market. The Lexcel Standard is the internationally recognised bench mark for excellence in legal practice in England and Wales so it makes sense for us to use this as a tool to see how we shape up. Since we first obtained Lexcel we have shown consistently good results against the backdrop of a seismic change in the way legal services are shaped and delivered. Lexcel has also provided a framework for us to integrate Estate Agency services into our more mainstream offering. These audit results are a credit to everyone at the Firm and an achievement of which we may all feel justifiably proud."
Looking to the future Nick Wynn-Williams said:-
"I was struck by the comments Jane made about the areas of good practice she singled out as exceeding even the high standards set by Lexcel. In particular where she spoke about morale saying:-
"There is optimism for the future. There is a good team spirit and excellent morale. The commitment of the Firm to the staff and the commitment of staff to the Firm is very evident." These comments are particularly encouraging as I prepare to assume the mantle of Senior Partner and look forward to working with everyone at the Firm to build upon the strengths that Jane speaks of."