Conveyancing Quality Scheme

A H BROOKS & CO secures Law Society’s new quality mark


A H Brooks & Co with offices in Leek and Cheadle has secured membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme – the mark of excellence for the home buying process.


A H Brooks & Co underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order to secure CQS status, which marks the firm out as meeting high standards in the residential conveyancing process.


Law Society President John Wotton said that the Law Society introduced CQS to promote high standards in the home buying process.


“CQS improves efficiency with common, consistent standards and service levels and enables consumers to recognise practices that provide a quality residential conveyancing service.


“Buying a home is one of the largest purchases anyone will make in their lifetime, so it is essential that it is done to the highest standard by a solicitor. There are many different conveyancing service providers out there, making it difficult for home buyers to identify those which can ensure a safe and efficient level of service.”


Greta Williamson says: “AH Brooks & Co is delighted to have secured CQS status. It is recognition of the high standards we provide to our residential property clients and is a signal to future home buyers of the excellent service level we provide at what is often a stressful time for many people.


“The overall beneficiaries will be clients who use AH Brooks & Co 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.


In addition to being one of the first practises in the area to secure this quality mark AH Brooks & Co have had cause for a double celebration. Having been awarded the Lexcel Practice Management standard in 2010 AH Brooks & Co were delighted to have been re-accredited following their annual inspection.


Greta Williamson says “Not only were we delighted with the CQS award but to have our status, as one of the few firms in the County awarded the prestigious Lexcel award, reaffirmed was tremendous news and confirmation of all our hardwork in assuring our clients receive a top quality service. As a firm AH Brooks & Co is dedicated to ensuring that clients receive a first class service and it is extremely satisfying to have our quality service accredited by the Law Society”

If you require further advice and assistance please contact Lee Pointon at our Cheadle office on 01538 385201 or email