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Gullands Solicitors once again secures Law Society's top quality mark

Gullands Solicitors in Maidstone has for the third consecutive year secured membership to the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) - the mark of excellence for the home buying process.

Gullands was one of the first law firms in the country to qualify for the scheme when it was launched in 2011 and underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order to secure and maintain CQS status. This marks the firm out as meeting high standards required in the residential conveyancing process.

Law Society President Nick Fluck said that the Law Society introduced CQS to promote continuing high standards in the home buying process.

"CQS has established itself as the quality mark of the home-buying sector and enables consumers to identify practices that provide a quality residential conveyancing service. With so many different conveyancing service providers out there, CQS helps home-buyers and sellers seek out those that can provide a safe and efficient level of service."

Alan Williams, Head of Residential Conveyancing at Gullands commented: "Gullands is proud to be one of the first firms in the country to have achieved CQS status for the third year in a row. Buying and selling a home can be a very stressful time and therefore choosing a solicitor to help in that process is made easier by the scheme. By looking for a CQS firm like Gullands, the public can seek out a firm that has proved its commitment to quality.”

“Given that the property market in the South East has become busier as the year has progressed, it is important you look for a firm who will take the time to go through the detail of your transaction so you understand exactly what you are buying or selling.”

Gullands Residential Conveyancing team currently handles around 600 residential conveyancing transactions a year ranging from the transfer of a small area of garden land at nominal value to multi-million pound sales and purchases.

Alan Williams concludes: “The overall beneficiaries of this scheme will be clients who use Gullands when buying or selling a home. They will receive a reliable, efficient service as recognised by the CQS standard and the transaction is handled start to finish by a fully qualified fee earner.”

The scheme requires law firms 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.

For more information on the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme visit www.lawsociety.org.uk/cqs