Eccles Heddon secures Law Society’s new quality mark

bus  Nick White and Carol Wood at Eccles Heddon LLP with the Conveyancing Quality Scheme certificate.  (120628M5)

bus Nick White and Carol Wood at Eccles Heddon LLP with the Conveyancing Quality Scheme certificate. (120628M5)

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A firm of solicitors with offices in Ripon, Thirsk and Bedale has secured the Law Society’s mark of excellence for the home buying process.

Eccles Heddon LLP underwent rigorous assessment by the society to gain Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) status, which marks it out as meeting high standards in the residential conveyancing process.

Carol Wood, who heads the residential conveyancing department at the firm’s Ripon office, said: “Eccles Heddon is delighted to have secured CQS status. It is recognition of the high standards we provide to our residential property clients and also acts as a signal to future home buyers of the excellent service level we provide at what is often a stressful time for many people.”

Practices undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self reporting, random audits and annual reviews to maintain CQS status. The scheme is open only to members of the Law Society and has the support of the Council of Mortgage Lenders, the Building Societies Association, Legal Ombudsman and the Association of British Insurers. Law Society president John Wotton said: “CQS improves efficiency with common, consistent standards and service levels and enables consumers to recognise practices that provide a quality residential conveyancing service.”