Cartmell Shepherd secures Law Society’s conveyancing quality mark


Cartmell Shepherd in Cumbria and Northumberland has once again secured membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme – the mark of excellence for the home buying process. This is the 7th year in a row that Cartmell Shepherd has achieved CQS accreditation.

Cartmell Shepherd underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order to continue to hold CQS status, which marks the firm out as continuing to meet the very best standards in the residential conveyancing process.

Law Society President Andrew Caplen said that the CQS accreditation is the hallmark of high standards and establishes a level of credibility for regulators, lenders, insurers and consumers.

“CQS is 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.”

Peter Stafford, Managing Director says: “Cartmell Shepherd is delighted to have secured CQS status once again. Buying and selling a home can be one of life’s most stressful activities. By looking for a CQS firm like Cartmell Shepherd the public can seek out a firm that has proved its commitment to quality and service.

The overall beneficiaries will be clients who use Cartmell Shepherd when buying a home. They will receive a reliable, efficient service as recognised by the CQS standard.”

The scheme requires practices 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 

Or contact the CQS Unit on 020 7316 5550 or

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Client 28th May 2015