Hart Reade celebrates continued accreditation

Hart Reade are proud to have recently attained two of the most important accreditations in the legal sector, thereby supporting the firm’s high standards.


Hart Reade Solicitors have successfully retained the national Law Society’s law management quality mark Lexcel.  With offices in Eastbourne, Meads, Polegate and Hailsham the firm have now held and maintained the standard for 14 years.

Lexcel is developed specifically for the legal profession.  It is an optional recognised accreditation scheme for law firms and in-house legal departments which give assurance that a practice meets high client care and business management standards.

To gain and retain Lexcel accreditation, the practice must undergo a rigorous initial then annual application and assessment process.  This includes conducting background checks and an on-site visit from an experienced, trained Lexcel assessor.

Fiona Gausden, Practice Manager said, “We are proud to have secured Lexcel for another year.  Our clients and staff can be assured that the way we manage the practice has their interests at heart and runs efficiently.  There is a lot of choice in the legal services market but being Lexcel accredited demonstrates our commitment to client care and best practice”.


Hart Reade Solicitors are proud to have been approved once again as a member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme – a standard they have held since June 2012.

This membership reflects the high standards the firm strives to achieve whilst representing clients in the sale and purchase of their property.

The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) was set up by the Law Society in 2011, the professional association for Solicitors in England and Wales.  It is designed to create a trusted community which helps deter fraud and continually improve standards across the residential conveyancing sector.

The CQS accreditation demonstrates the team at Hart Reade have the skills and expertise to provide quality residential conveyancing advice and will provide clients with all the information they need to understand the process, options, costs and timescales from the outset.