Hudgell & Partners is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
Established in January 2007, the SRA was previously called the Law Society Regulation Board. The SRA is the independent regulatory body of the Law Society of England and Wales. It regulates more than 120,000 solicitors in England and Wales. Its purpose is to protect the public by ensuring that solicitors meet high standards and by acting when risks are identified.
Hudgell & Partners has secured accreditation from a number of Law Society organizations that regulate and monitor member partnerships.
Hudgell & Partners is a member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) the mark of excellence for the home buying process. It has undergone 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.
Philip Wilkins, a partner at Hudgell & Partners is a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel. Members will have shown, to the satisfaction of the Law Society that they have and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in the area of children’s law and are able to represent children in court proceedings.
Hudgell & Partners has been certified by Lexcel, the Law Society’s international practice management standard. It is a scheme for Law firms to certify that certain standards have been met following independent assessment. Lexcel accredited practices undergo rigorous independent assessment every year to ensure they meet required standards of excellence in areas such as client care, case management and risk management.
Two lawyers within the practice are members of Resolution. It is an organization of 6,500 lawyers in-England-and-Wales, who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters. Resolution supports the development of family lawyers through its national and regional training programmes, publications, good practice guides and through its accreditation scheme.
Hudgell & Partners supports The Her Centre, a Greenwich-based women’s charity that works with women in crisis who need advice and support. Its advice centre, The One Stop Shop is jointly run by The Her Centre and Housing for Women (GDVA), and supported by the family department at Hudgell & Partners who provide legal advice every Friday between 10am and 12 noon at the YMCA Thames Gateway, Antelope Road, SE18 5PQ.